How to Hide User Accounts from the Welcome Screen

There are two options if you want to hide User Accounts from Welcome Screen, and this trick will work for Windows 7 and Winodws Vista. As you know, on boot up, Windows 7 and Vista gives you a Welcome screen with a list of user accounts created on the computer. Such a list is available only in the case such accounts have been password-protected. If you don’t like to display your user accounts and want to hide from others or in order to protect your privacy, then you are on right place to learn a trick to display only the fields to inster the username and password, in perfect Windows XP style. Here are steps you may follow if you want to hide user accounts from welcome screen in Windows Vista and Widows 7. 1.

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 Hide User Account

  • Click Start
  • In the Search field, type regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Open the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftware MicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionPolicies System. (If having some problem then see the video below)
  • In the right side, double click the DontDisplayLastName and set its value to 1 (one)
  • Click OK to confirm
  • Restart the computer for the change to take effect

In case above trick not worked on your system then you have second option in order to hide user accounts from welcome screen:

Alternate way to Hide User Acoount in Windows

  • Click Start
  • In the Search field, type regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Go to your Windows registry and open this key: HKEY_Local_Machine SOFTWAREMicrosoft Windows NTCurrentVersion SpecialAccountsUserList
  • Now, right-click the UserList folder located on the left pane and from the menu, select New –>> DWORD (32-bit) Value
  • Name the new DWORD as the username you want to hide and click OK
  • Restart the computer for the changes to take effect

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Now you will see user accounts will disapear from Welcome Screen.


By Mobashhir

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