You can use multiple accounts in Windows 10. Some of these have password protection while others may not. If the computer is turned off after using one of the accounts that do not have password protection, the last account used without a password will be automatically logged in at the next startup. Normally, in Windows 10 with such multiple accounts, the system should wait at the login screen and proceed by logging in to the desired user.
Here we are, today, we will show you how to turn off Windows 10 auto sign-in. Moreover, permanently!
Canceling automatic sign-in to Windows 10 multiple accounts
1. [/ su_highlight] Press the Windows logo key + R keys on your keyboard at the same time and type regedit in the resulting Run window and press Enter .
2. [/ su_highlight] Expand Computer in the left pane and navigate to the following location:
3. [/ su_highlight] When you move to this location , double click on the Enabled value in the right pane and 1 will appear as Value data . 1 instead of 0 , type OK ‘Click ( click for an example screenshot ).
This is the process that should normally be done. However, the system automatically restores this value in the registry every time. We will do a series of actions to prevent the system from automatically changing this value:
1. [/ su_highlight] Right click on the UserSwitch in the left pane of the registry and select Permissions ….
2. [/ su_highlight] Click on Advanced in the window that opens , and a new window called Security Settings for UserSwitch will open.
3. [/ su_highlight] In the window that opens, click on Disable Inheritance . You will be presented with two questions, choose the one above.
4. [/ su_highlight] When you look at the Responsible column in the permission entries , double click the user group named Administrators (COMPUTER-NAME \ Administrators) .
5. [/ su_highlight] In the new window that opens, click on Show advanced permissions to the right of the window to make all the permissions appear and check all the boxes that appear. In the same window, notice that the option opposite Type at the top is Allow . Click on OK to close this window and return to the previous window.
6. [/ su_highlight] Now back to the Security Settings window for UserSwitch , when you look at the Responsible column in the Permission entries , double click the user group named SYSTEM and Do the opposite of things. Revoke all permissions (i.e. uncheck them) but leave the check box named Set value . Click on OK after selecting Do n’t Allow from the opposite of the Type (if asked any questions, confirm it).
7. [/ su_highlight] Close all windows by clicking OK and restart the computer .
8. [/ su_highlight] Done. We have now completed the Windows 10 automatic sign-in shutdown process. If you wish, log in to an account with no password and test it by turning your computer off and on. You will see that Windows does not go forward from the user account login screen.