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Windows 7: Customize a default user at logon screen

01 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Customize a default user at logon screen

Hello people! Huge greetings from Brazil!

Id like to ask for sorry: my english is not quite good!!!!

But I really need your expertise!! I swear I stayed googling until 2:00 am with no solutions!!! Ill try to explain my doubt:

I have two user accounts on my computer: my account and my wifes account.

She rarely uses the computer, because she prefers to use her notebook, but eventually, as I said, she uses the computer.

I really would like to know if there is a possibility to configure windows to, at the logon screen, it always shows my account (where I put my password) instead of the two accounts, where I have to click the icon for my account user and then enter the password to login.

In other words, it would appear my account (only the rectangle with my picture in the center of the screen - instead of two smaller rectangles, with two user accounts). So, if she wishes to log, she could click "switch user" and then on her icon account, and finally enter the password and login.

I saw there is a way to log with a "blank" icon and put the username and pass, but I dont want it. I just want to show my icon account and put ONLY my password; so if she wants to log, she must click "swith user".

A big hug!

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01 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cqueiroz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but when there is more than one user account create, it would not be possible to hide her log on screen icon unless you disabled her acccount until needed to only have your account active, then enabled her account when needed.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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02 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Not sure if this is applicable to the Professional edition,
But you could try oping the local group policy editor (gpedit.msc)
Troll down and change Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>Security Options>Interactive Logon: Do not display last username: Disable.
You will need to reboot your PC after.

It works in Enterprise, and on a domain.
But I've only got one account on my home PC, so I cant test it here, sorry.
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02 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Matt,

Unfortunately, that would only allow the normal default logon where you select a user icon and enter the password.

Log On with User Name and Password
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02 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Tnx

Well, no problem at all!!

If its not possible, I can understand it!

But the most importante thing: I really want to thank you all and ask for sorry for wasting you precious time with my silly question!!!

By the way: youre so fast and very kind!! Tanx a lot guys!! GOD Bless You All!

Carlos
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02 Nov 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's no problem at all Carlos. I hope that the option I provided above may be able to be used as a workaround for you.
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02 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

No worries, its what we're here for.
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