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    Hide or Show Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    Hide or Show Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    How to Hide or Show Your Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
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    27 Nov 2017
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    How to Hide or Show Your Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

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    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, email addresses of Microsoft accounts are now hidden by default on the sign-in screen.

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show account details (ex: email address) on the sign-in screen for your Microsoft account in Windows 10.

    EXAMPLE: Sign-in screen showing email address of Microsoft account
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    Here's How:

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    2. Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Show account details (e.g. email address) on sign-in screen for what you want under Privacy on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    25 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,361
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    This one was much needed! Thanks for looking into it! Presently on that new 14328 VM I mentioned the only place where the email address appears is in the Your info sub section under Accounts and not on the lock screen or anywhere else.
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  2.    04 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 186
    Win 10 64bit with AU

    Hi Shawn,

    I finally upgraded a machine to W10 a couple of days ago and I am seeing email addresses on the sign-in screen on that machine, and also on one that was upgraded a few months ago.

    When I go into Settings/Accounts/Sign-in Options I don't have that Privacy section so no way to turn this off that I can see?
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  3.    04 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,753
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Hello Maggy,

    What build of Windows 10 do you have installed? This is only available starting with build 14328.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...mber-find.html
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  4.    05 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 186
    Win 10 64bit with AU

    My build is 10586.218 Shawn, but I only upgraded it a couple of days ago and did it through Windows Update. Seems like I've upgraded to an older version then.

    I don't really want to do a clean install so I guess I'll just have to wait until my build catches up.
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  5.    05 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,361
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    TH2 or Theshold 2 Update! What you can do now is enable the Get insider builds option and allow the latest 332 build to upgrade over it and then use the Privacy option which by default hides personal details from both Welcome and Sign in screen. Up until until the 328 first brought that option in I was unable to record any upgrades having email addresses for the multiple MS accounts here all over everything.

    On a VM just lately I tried transferring the 332 BT folder over to try an upgrade attemp over a 7 upgraded to TH2 upgrade and ended up seeing a clean install without the build arriving by way of the Windows Update function which is how the 332 would arrive for you there. That will go on fast and reset the UAC back to the full on position if you turned that down any.

    The upgrade by update usually goes on fast without too problems. The only thing here that needed to be reinstalled following each newer build going on would be the software for the sound card being a separate expansion card there. Your main files and programs however are left untouched as this type of upgrade works more like putting an old service pack on rather then the upgrade from previous version type of often found buggy install.
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  6.    05 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 186
    Win 10 64bit with AU

    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    TH2 or Theshold 2 Update! What you can do now is enable the Get insider builds option and allow the latest 332 build to upgrade over it and then use the Privacy option which by default hides personal details from both Welcome and Sign in screen.
    Thanks for the suggestion but I don't really want to get back into the Insider program now I've done the upgrade on my main laptop. So I'll just wait until the ability to hide email addresses becomes available in my build.
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  7.    05 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,361
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    Well that won't be until the Redstone 1 General update in late July being the anniversary build there. I will be planning a full clean install of that along with a full clean install of 7 Ultimate I have maintained in the continued dual boot.

    The idea would be to see enabled long enough to get the newer build on and then hit the stop button if not wanting to wait that long. Your other quicker even option would be to set the laptop up for automatic login or use the Local account option instead where you can boot directly to the desktop. Then of course the laptop wouldn't be locked up when not in use either. But that would allow powering it up to bypass the email address display.
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  8.    06 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 186
    Win 10 64bit with AU

    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    Well that won't be until the Redstone 1 General update in late July being the anniversary build there. I will be planning a full clean install of that along with a full clean install of 7 Ultimate I have maintained in the continued dual boot.

    The idea would be to see enabled long enough to get the newer build on and then hit the stop button if not wanting to wait that long. Your other quicker even option would be to set the laptop up for automatic login or use the Local account option instead where you can boot directly to the desktop. Then of course the laptop wouldn't be locked up when not in use either. But that would allow powering it up to bypass the email address display.
    I waited almost 10 months before upgrading, so I guess I can manage a bit more waiting to be able to hide the email addresses. To be honest the laptops aren't used anywhere that showing the email addresses is a problem, just thought it would be good to hide them if possible.

    I have thought about the automatic login option - I did use that when I was running Insider builds on a VM.

    Thanks for your suggestions @nighthawk; afraid I can't add to your rep just now.
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  9.    07 May 2016 #9
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,361
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    The other idea that wouldn't be a help on the lock screen if the email addresses show there would be seeing a second Standard user account created. You could choose whether or not to see those locked up while not having any address to worry about as far as sharing any screenshots, etc.

    For some YouTube projects the Privacy setting is a must have there since you can't simply delete any uploads but can leave them set to the private viewing option. So I can easily understand the want to that stuff hidden when showing how something is done publicly even! In fact when the Redstone 1 is out on ISO and I have to tend to a clean install of 10 from scratch again I will be seeing a new 7 VM upgraded to 10 and then onto the Insider build option all in one recording still seeing some pauses however while being able to take someone through each step of the processes. First the initial upgrade and then the how tos for getting the Insider builds going and you don't want other things showing!
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