Hiding user name at Windows XP login screen

So you have created this extra user name for use just in case, and do not want it to be eye sore at your Windows XP login screen (and User Accounts management panel in Control Panel as well, btw).

  1. Just fire up regedit,
  2. go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
  3. Create a new DWORD value and give it the name of the User
  4. Then enter its value either 0 for hiding, or 1 for showing up

If you want to log in into the hidden user account, just press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice and log in as usual (though some people say they have experienced problems with, so be careful and don’t lock yourself out of your system by accident)

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