Tuesday, August 22, 2006

How to remove a user from the Welcome Screen in Windows XP

That topic is what I searched for and I found squat - using Hide helped a lot.
http://www.petri.co.il/hide_a_user_from_the_welcome_screen_in_windows_xp.htm

In case the link disappears - I'm reproducing the information here - it's handy.

"To hide a user's account from the welcome screen in Windows XP:

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
    Create the following
    entry:
    Username: REG_DWORD
    (Where Username is the username of the user
    you want to hide from the Welcome Screen).
  3. Assign a value of 0.
  4. Close Registry Editor.
  5. Reboot.