Windows 10: Hide other user name from login screen Solved

  1.    13 Nov 2015 #1

    Hide other user name from login screen


    I have my user account which is connected with ms account which shows my email along with my user name on login screen. I made one more admin account without ms account and made it a default user with password. Now on login screen on left side both my accounts show up. Is there way to hide my original account from this login screen because I do not want anyone sitting with me could know my email as this account shows my email along with user name.
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  2. Posts : 29,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       13 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello Sam,

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to not display user names on the sign in screen. This will force all users to have to enter both their user name and password at sign in.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    13 Nov 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Sam,

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to not display user names on the sign in screen. This will force all users to have to enter both their user name and password at sign in.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks, this is a very good tutorial. This also serve my requirement but what if I want to show a single user name and only password to put in, just to avoid hassle of putting user name.
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  4. Posts : 29,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       13 Nov 2015 #4

    The only way to do that is to disable the other user account. You can always enable it again as needed.

    User Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5.    13 Nov 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    The only way to do that is to disable the other user account. You can always enable it again as needed.

    User Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Thanks, exactly what I needed.
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  6. Posts : 29,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       13 Nov 2015 #6

    You're most welcome.
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  7.    03 Jan 2016 #7

    Incorrect answer provided, this is the correct one.


    Brink said: View Post
    The only way to do that is to disable the other user account. You can always enable it again as needed.
    Wrong: there has always been another way. As an MVP and administrator giving advice on a forum I'm rather shocked you didn't know this as it's been around since at least Vista and still works with Windows 10.

    The way to 'hide' a user whilst still keeping the user picker logon screen working is to add a key in the registry and store the users there. True it involves editing the registry, and that not may be everyone's cup of tea, but it is not only a valid solution, it is the correct solution to the problem described.

    The key in question is

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

    The key names in red will need to be created. Once created, you can add the logon names as 32 Bit DWORD values.

    The following is a RegKey file output that will hide a user called ThisLogonWillBeHidden.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]
    "ThisLogonWillBeHidden"=dword:00000000
    The change happens instantly and does not require a reboot.
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  • Posts : 29,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       04 Jan 2016 #8

    RachelAmbler said: View Post
    Wrong: there has always been another way. As an MVP and administrator giving advice on a forum I'm rather shocked you didn't know this as it's been around since at least Vista and still works with Windows 10.

    The way to 'hide' a user whilst still keeping the user picker logon screen working is to add a key in the registry and store the users there. True it involves editing the registry, and that not may be everyone's cup of tea, but it is not only a valid solution, it is the correct solution to the problem described.

    The key in question is

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

    The key names in red will need to be created. Once created, you can add the logon names as 32 Bit DWORD values.

    The following is a RegKey file output that will hide a user called ThisLogonWillBeHidden.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]
    "ThisLogonWillBeHidden"=dword:00000000
    The change happens instantly and does not require a reboot.
    Hello Rachel,

    Yes, I'm fully aware of that method. See METHOD TWO in the tutorial below.

    User Account - Hide

    The method you posted is basically just another way to disable the user account.
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