Removing an account from the login screen in Windows XP and Windows Vista

Posted Friday, March 21, 2008 2:34 PM by Nathan Zaugg

You have no idea how it got there but one day you start your computer and get several new "accounts" you can login as.  This is very annoying and frustrating!  Fortunately there is a way to "hide" those accounts without affecting the applications that added them. 

Here is the process:

  1. Open up the "Run" dialog. (Windows Key + R)
  2. Type "Regedit".  Note: Vista Users will require Administrative approval
  3. Navigate the registry keys to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
  4. Right click in the window New -> DWORD(32-bit Value)
  5. Type the name of the account you wish to ignore as the name of the value
  6. Leave the "Data" at what it defaults to.
When you are done it should look like this:


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