Monday, June 26, 2017

How to hide the account names in Windows 10 logon screen

Alright ! for some reason I don’t want others to see that few user accounts from my logon screen of windows 10 / 8.1/8.

here is the sample screen which show all user accounts in the logon screen which is taken from google.


Steps to hide the user accounts that you want :-

1. open RUN window and type “regedit” without quotes hit enter

2. Navigate to the below path

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3. Right click the “Winlogon” create new Key called “SpecialAccounts

4. Right click the “SpecialAccounts” create new key called “UserList

5. Right click the “UserList” create new key type DWORD 32 Bit and name it by the account name that you want to hide.

    then set the value of the key to “0

    Example :  assume the user account that I want to hide is “Tom” so the value should be “Tom”.

it will look like the below :


that is all. It does not require any reboot to take effect so you can simply lock your screen to see the result.

comment me if you face some issues while trying the steps.

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