Logging in on win7 ultimate.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by conax1w, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. conax1w

    conax1w MDL Novice

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    Does anyone know how to change the way users log on in windows 7 ultimate ?

    In Xp i had a simple welcome screen with blank fields for user and underneath password, can't seem to trace it in control panel :confused:
     
  2. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    I actually don't believe that you cannot change it but you can change to background easily. You can try google it you like.
     
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  3. conax1w

    conax1w MDL Novice

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    Googled it and it does'nt apply to win 7 ultimate

    Start regedit.exe and navigate to the this key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft\ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
    In the right-pane, set NoUserNameInStartMenu value-data to 1

    After policies it does'nt have Explorer
     
  4. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    You will have to go to the Policies directory in the registry and then create a new Key called "Explorer" then a new Dword inside that explorer key called "NoUserNameInStartMenu" and set that to 1. I would use system restore to make a system checkpoint first though so you can restore it if you have problems. Then apply that reg hack restart and see what happens.
     
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  5. zaiko

    zaiko MDL Member

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    You go to configuration screen

    Make a useraccount : there you can make an accountname and password .

    Isn't that what you want ?
     
  6. conax1w

    conax1w MDL Novice

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    #6 conax1w, Jan 21, 2010
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    Hi sam3971 , just edited the registry as above but still the same:confused:

    @ zaiko , No, what i need is a single username and password screen that gives no details to who is able to log on.
    What i have at present is 6 icons with names underneath and a space for the password.
     
  7. erdegan

    erdegan MDL Novice

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    There is only one way to get a single username and password screen that gives no details to who is able to log on.

    Run (or search-and-run) gpedit.msc . Once you get the gorup policy editing screen,
    go to computer config -> windows settings -> security settings -> local policies -> security options -> find "interactive logon: do not display last user name" and set it to enabled. Then run gpupdate /force. You shouldn't have to reboot for it to take effect.

    Now at the logon screen you'll have to type both user name and pass every time you log in.

    (originally suggested by Animeniac in the following thread:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/15192-Run-as-a-different-user-at-logon-screen).
     
  8. conax1w

    conax1w MDL Novice

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    Thanks erdegan, that worked ok .:D:biggrin: