How to Automatically Logon to Windows 10 PC between Updates & Upgrades

Sometimes upgrading or updating your PC gets so long that you could take a break during that session, but most of the time admins and users are glued to their seats because you need to login if the PC things it needs a reboot. This means you also need to enter your credentials to continue the process. Looks like Insiders have passed on this feeling of pain into the Feedback Hub, and its getting some attention.

As of now there is a temporary solution to this, and comes through the way of registry hack. Here is what it says:

Get faster logons, after an OS update or upgrade. Windows OS instals updates or upgrade which require system reboot. Until Now, following a reboot you needed to logon manually, for the system to complete the installation / upgrade process. However with our new feature,  Microsoft Account & Local Account can make OS remember the passwords temporarily between Windows update initiated reboots. This way the user will be automatically logged in, and the system is locked to make sure nobody gets access except for the same person.  This is available to MSA and Local accounts which are not liked to any work policies. Here is what You need to do:

  • Open up an admin command prompt:
    • Run -> Start > All Apps > Command Prompt
    • Right click and run as adminstrator.
  • Run the Following Commands on the prompt:
    • REG ADD “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon” /v
    • ARSOUserConsent /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 /f

Exit, and you are done. Next time when you initiate an upgrade or update, you will get a concert about automatic login which you will need to approve, and then you can take your long break.

Thanks Cassim

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