How can I change the type of login screen on Windows 7?

Bxpup October 12, 2010

How do I change the logon screen for Windows 7 to show current user accounts at startup?

  1. Anonymous
    October 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    HiTry this1. First let’s login with the current user account.2. Click Start and type run in the search and hit Enter.3. Let’s type “control userpaswords2” in the run window and hit Enter4. Let’s check whether the check box which says Users must enter a user name and password to use is checked. If the check box is checked then let’s uncheck the check box, click on apply and ok tab and hit enter.5. Restart the system.6. You will be able to see different users in the logon screen.

    Type 'netplwiz' into the Start Menu search and press enter.
    Now confirm that the checkbox with "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" is unchecked.
    Now click 'Apply' then 'OK'.

    From here type 'secpol.msc' into the Start Menu search.
    After navigate to 'Local Policies Security Options.'
    Scroll down to 'Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL.'
    Right click it and go to 'Properties.'
    Click the bubble next to 'Enabled'.
    Lastly click 'Apply' and then 'OK'.

    After doing the two steps above open up the Start menu.
    Right click Computer and then go to Properties.
    In the console tree go to Local Users and Groups.
    Double click the Users folder.
    Right click an account that doesn't display in the Welcome screen and go to Properties.
    Check the box next to Account is disabled.
    Repeat this for every account you have problems with.
    Now restart your computer.
    Log in again and enable all the accounts you have just disabled.
    Reboot for the last time and you should see your accounts on the welcome screen.

    some reported his
    Here's what you have to do, you have to open the registry first and after going into the regedit you will have to navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies System] DontDisplayLastUserName = 1 and just have to change the 1 to a 0 then close Regedit
    dowload the tool called 'Reprofiler'.

    • Bxpup
      October 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      BINGO......Thanks Tryed for 3 hours prior to this, this only took only 30 sec.

  2. Tina
    October 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm


    to show all users on the logon screen it seems you have to edit the registry. I found the following article:

    Please let us know whether this is the solution you were looking for.

  3. Anonymous
    October 12, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    • Richard Carpenter
      October 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      Miss read the question, Tina is right. I have not found it as of yet, But I believe you can also change it from GPedit.msc .