How to Hide a User Account from the Welcome Screen

  • Use RegEdit (start->run->”regedit”) to go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
  • Add, if one does not exist, a key called “SpecialAccounts”
  • Under that, add a key called “UserList”
  • Create new DWORD (32-bit) keys for each user you want to hide in your newly formed HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\Userlist

Make the name of each DWORD the EXACT username you want to hide, and set their values to 0 (a value of 1 makes them show)

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