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  • Question

  • Hi i want to hide one user account so it directly goes to main account log in screen instead of screen where i choose accounts.

    ok lemme tell in details.

    So i want that when i turn on my computer that i get to screen where i need to type user password instead of going to user select screen.and also i want to have button to switch user.

    How do i do that?

     

     

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 2:29 PM

Answers

  • To just make Windows automatically login to user account you want,

    Press Windows Key + R at the same time and When "Run " window appears, type

    "control userpasswords2" and enter

    There, you will see a list of user accounts in your computer.

    Choose the account you want and uncheck the box above the list of users.

    Click apply and type the password to make it automatic.


    "Everything we do is dictated by motive."
    Friday, December 3, 2010 2:50 PM

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    Open regedit.

    go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    In the left panel, right click on Winlogon and click New and click Key.

     

    Type SpecialAccounts and press Enter


    In the left panel, right click on SpecialAccounts and click New and click Key.


    Type UserList and press Enter.


    In right panel of UserList, right click on a empty area and click New then click DWORD (32bit) Value.

     

    Type in the name of the user account that you want to hide and press Enter.eg: Everyday Account.

     

     In the right panel, right click on the user account name and click Modify.

     

     To hide the user account – Type 0 and click OK. (number zero not the letter)

    Whenever you want to use the account just unhide the it by typing 1 instead of zero.

     

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/16378967-8a39-4aef-85e4-d859a71648d3

    This was answered before by Arcadiazone


    "Everything we do is dictated by motive."
    Thursday, December 2, 2010 3:21 PM
  • can i make to just to automaticaly log in the user account i want from windows to login by editing registry keys instead of showing the user selection screen?
    Friday, December 3, 2010 1:30 PM
  • To just make Windows automatically login to user account you want,

    Press Windows Key + R at the same time and When "Run " window appears, type

    "control userpasswords2" and enter

    There, you will see a list of user accounts in your computer.

    Choose the account you want and uncheck the box above the list of users.

    Click apply and type the password to make it automatic.


    "Everything we do is dictated by motive."
    Friday, December 3, 2010 2:50 PM