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Windows 7: How do I remove the user name from logon, leaving only password box?


11 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x86 / Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I remove the user name from logon, leaving only password box?

Hello, all. I promise I searched for this answer but I cannot find it, and using the "Logon Workshop" program was of no help. I have already removed the user picture frame and version branding from my logon screen, but I would like to remove the username as well, leaving on the box to type in my password.

Please advise. Thank you all in advance for your time and great job offering the myriad support you already have!

-E

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11 Dec 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello KakaruPilot, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's not exactly what you are wanting, but if you like, you could set it to where users must enter both a user name and password to not see the user names.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x86 / Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello KakaruPilot, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's not exactly what you are wanting, but if you like, you could set it to where users must enter both a user name and password to not see the user names.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hey, Shawn. Thank you for the swift reply and the suggestion. Since I am the only user of this particular machine I was really just wanting the lone password box, but if all else fails I will go that route. Thanks again, sir!
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11 Dec 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. Hopefully someone may know of a way.
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11 Dec 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

I have left a message for a member on the forum here xxxdannyxxx he is very knowledgeable when it comes to the logon screen, he's pretty busy so give him a few days for him to see the message.

Jerry
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11 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x86 / Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums

I have left a message for a member on the forum here xxxdannyxxx he is very knowledgeable when it comes to the logon screen, he's pretty busy so give him a few days for him to see the message.

Jerry
Thank you very much for reaching out like that. I know it is just a matter of aesthetics for the most part but if it is possible that would be great. Thanks again and I shall keep on the lookout!

-E
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11 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi KakaruPilot

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but its just not possible (As far as I'm aware) . I have looked at this many times before and have not been able to achieve what your looking for Brinks suggestion is probably as close as you will get to what you want.

Regards Danny
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11 Dec 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x86 / Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hi KakaruPilot

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but its just not possible (As far as I'm aware) . I have looked at this many times before and have not been able to achieve what your looking for Brinks suggestion is probably as close as you will get to what you want.

Regards Danny
Thank you as well for the swift reply. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me. After seeing your reply I did in fact go with brinks' suggestion and I am liking it more than I thought I would. To be honest, this is my first Windows 7 machine of my own. Of course most of our machines at work are Windows 7 except for our CF-19 Toughbooks, but all of my PC's have been XP. I am very much liking Windows 7 and am looking forward to tweaking it and customizing it more and more. Can you make any suggestions as to the most popular performance tweaks just to remove any unnecessary processes in one sweeping blow? Thanks so much again. Have a great holiday.

-E
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