Here's a handy way to auto-logon to your Vista/Windows7 desktop.
Please note that I do not recommend this for live systems. I use it purely for test machines, that I access remotely and tend to reboot quite a lot.
- Click on the Start button and type in ‘netplwiz‘. This will open the Advanced User Accounts menu
- In the Users tab, highlight the account you want to login to Vista automatically with, and then untick ‘must enter a username and password to use this computer’
- Click on ‘Apply’. A new window will now popup asking you to enter the password of the account you’ve just highlighted. Do this, and then click ‘Ok’
- Click ‘Ok’ on the Advanced User Accounts menu to finish