How To Set Windows 7 To Automatically Log On

It’s very simple to have Windows automatically log on to a particular user account whenever Windows starts.

Run netplwiz (Start/Run, press Windows Key+R, or run it from a command prompt), make sure the user you want as default is selected under “Users for this computer:”, uncheck “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.” and press “OK”, enter the password, if any, associated with the displayed user, and click “OK”.

Now Windows will not give you the option to choose an account to log on to at start up, but you can still log on to/switch to another account via the Start button.

This works for Windows 7 Pro, but may work for other versions as well. Please leave a comment it you’ve tried these steps on another version of Windows, successful or not.

Installing XAMPP To A Drive Other Than Windows’ Default

If you install XAMPP to a drive other than the one Windows is installed on, e.g., D:\, and you’re using the compressed version (.zip or .7z) instead of the Installer (.exe), make sure to run setup_xampp.bat. You probably won’t be able to start the MySQL service if you don’t.

This applies to Windows 7 MCE x64 & XAMPP 1.8.1. This may or may not apply to other OS’es and/or versions of XAMPP.

Sync iPhone With More Than One Computer/User Profile

Disclaimer: One of the tools used in this post is iTunes DB Cloner, which is Windows-only. If anyone knows of a good Mac substitute that can change the Persistent ID of iTunes, please leave a comment below.

iTunes doesn’t like you to sync your iDevice with more than one computer. When you try, it tells you that you’ve already synced it with another library, and it wants to erase your device!

But, what if you don’t want to erase your device and no longer have access to your old iTunes library? What if you want to sync your iDevice to whatever computer you want?

Continue reading to find out how! →