How to STOP Auto Login of last user - Windows 10

How do I force Windows 10 to display a list of users instead of automatically logging to the last used account?  I have seen "fixes" posted for Windows 8, but I have also seen lots of comments that these fixes won't work in Windows 10.  I'm looking for a reliable fix for this.

I have 2 PCs and I will not upgrade my primary PC until this problem is fixed.  And no, Microsoft, this is NOT a feature - it is a bug!

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It's been 2 weeks since I posted my question.  I'm guessing the lack of a clear answer (or ANY answer) to this is an indication that Microsoft has no clue about how to fix this bug.

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Hi,

Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I apologies for the delay in response. I will certainly help you with this.

I suggest you to check and verify if you have checked the correct option under correct user in netplwiz. Follow the below given steps and check if issue is resolved:

  • Press Windows key + R to open Run.
  • Type netplwiz into the Run bar and hit Enter.
  • Select the User account you are using under the User tab.
  • Check by clicking "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox and click on Apply.
  • Sign-out and sign-in again to check if issue persist.

Please post back with the results, we will be glad to assist you further.

Thank you.

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This helps only when all users have a Password.

My Problem is, that some of the users on my Laptop has no Password. And when a user without Password shut down the Computer, then by next start up, this last user is automatically loged on.

"This is not a Feature - it is a bug!"

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I agree ... It's a Bug ...

I have a password on the administrator User but not on the other home users ...

But when the computer boots up I do not want to auto login to the last user

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This is a bug and must be corrected, let alone the breach of the elementary security (even without passwords)

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Couldn't agree more - this is a fundamental security breach.

All I can think right now is Microsoft really doesn't care about this.  There are many thousands of posts across the internet about this, yet (apparently) Microsoft does not recognize this as an issue and is doing nothing to correct this.

I did find one fix on a non-Microsoft site, related to Windows 8 but worked for Windows 10, that required a registry hack and changing permissions for the "system" user.  It worked great for a while but Microsoft killed that fix in the latest update.

Come on Microsoft - you need to provide an easy to use (like select ONE option - no registry hacks, no multiple step actions, and no forcing users to use a password or pin on a home computer) to fix this.

Are you listening???   Do you care???

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Microsoft,

Are you listening to your users?  Please fix this... ITS EXTREMELY ANNOYING!!!  and its a simple fix.

Michael

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Exactly right!  As far as I'm concerned. it is very clear that Microsoft simply does not care about fixing this problem, doesn't care that this is incredibly annoying, and has deliberately chosen for years to ignore user feedback asking for a fix.

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Follow the procedure here to disable auto logon (applies to both Win10 home & Win10 Pro):

http://superuser.com/questions/952868/can-i-disable-auto-logon-on-windows-10-home

(it requires editing the registry thru Registry Editor but the reg hack was more effective in disabling auto logins in Win10)

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My situation exactly
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