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    Hide a User from the Welcome Screen in Windows XP

    Posted on by Daniel Petri in Windows Client OS with 7 Comments

    How can I hide a user from the Welcome Screen in Windows XP?

    To hide a users account from the welcome screen in Windows XP:

    1. Open Registry Editor.
    2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

    1. Create the following entry:

    Username: REG_DWORD

    (Where Username is the username of the user you want to hide from the Welcome Screen).

    1. Assign a value of 0.
    2. Close Registry Editor.
    3. Reboot.

    This will prevent the user from showing up on the welcome screen. You will need to press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice at the logon screen to get the old W2K logon style box to be able to logon to the account youve hidden. Adding a username and setting the value to 1 will cause that user, such as Administrator, to show up on the Welcome screen as well.


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