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Hide Users on the Welcome Screen
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 2 | Unrated
Hide Users on the Welcome Screen

You can remove his name from the Welcome Screen, while still maintaining the user account.

Start the Registry Editor
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList \
Right-click an empty space in the right pane and select New > DWORD Value
Name the new value exactly as the Username
Leave the Value data as 0

If you want to enable this user again on the Welcome Screen, either double-click the Username value, and change the Value data to 1, or delete the Username
Close the registry editor

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have tried this hack and it does not work for me (and yes I am sure that the name is typed correctly). I am using XP Pro, SP2
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Useful and to the point. Used on WinXP Pro SP2 to show Admistrator user.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I try to find this before. It's very usefull.Thanks! Dave (Croatia)
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this worked for me
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    a very easy to understand and useful tweak
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didnt work for me, maybe because im on a domain?
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very useful and working perfectly, XP Pro SP2
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Good. but if you want to stop someone from accessing the account at all (while keeping it there) it would be better to go to the command promt and type: net user USRNAME /active:no Replace USRNAME with the user you want to disable. The method that you have posted simply hides the user but it is still accessible in safe mode or by pressing Ctr+Alt+Del on the welcome screen twice. Shep
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Kob)
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    Easy to follow and very helpful. Thanks. Kob
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked but i had to find the real username, not what it said on welcome screen. To do that go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management. On the left frame go to Local Users and Groups, Users. You will find the real username value there if the welcome screen one doesnt work.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by C.W. in D.C.)
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    This tweak was easy to follow, easy to do and worked perfectly. I'm running on WinXP Pro.
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by Robaye)
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    There can also be done in TweakUi under Logon. Easy.
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It works, but ONLY if the account has never been renamed. If it has been renamed at any time, you must use the ORIGINAL ACCOUNT NAME. This was not specified and had to be guessed at, and thus the lower score.
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by al)
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    way cool! this is so useful. now my mum wont know i've got an account in the computer. haha. and the people who left comments here really helped.
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked for me too. WinXP Pro SP3
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked with Windows 7. Although I had to create a new key for SpecialAccounts and then UserList.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works as described. If it doesn't you did it wrong, try again.
     
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