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Some Windows PCs require that the user to manually enter a username and/or password when the PC boots up, before taking the user to a normal desktop. This process describes a Windows configuration option that will skip this username/password step on bootup, and launch the Windows desktop for a specific Windows user on the PC. This is beneficial for having the Rangecast software, which operates under a particular Windows user account, launch automatically when the PC boots up.
This is only relevant if, when the Windows PC boots up, the user interface stalls at a screen requiring a Windows username and/or password.
1. Click Windows Start button
2. In text box, type "netplwiz", then Enter
Applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10