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Windows 7: Using a hidden profile in Windows 7

27 Feb 2012   #1
wappe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Using a hidden profile in Windows 7

Is it possible to hide a user profile and still using it by changing the login screen to ask both username and password?
I know that usually on the login screen I can only see profiles that arenīt hidden (which makes logging to a hidden account impossible), but if I change the logging on to ask both username and password can I log in to that hidden profile?

Thanks for your responses.


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27 Feb 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Wappe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to where users have to log on by entering both the user name and password.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Feb 2012   #3
wappe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ok but after doing this can I log in to the hidden account by writing the username and password? Cause if I cant I wont bother doing it.
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27 Feb 2012   #4
fordtrucknut

windows 7 home x64
 
 

i think what you are wanting is the standard login screen with the names and pictures. but when you click on a profile you still have to enter a username and password?
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27 Feb 2012   #5
wappe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fordtrucknut View Post
i think what you are wanting is the standard login screen with the names and pictures. but when you click on a profile you still have to enter a username and password?
This isnt it. I want this kinda login screen:


Here i could fill in the name and the password of the hidden profile which i cant see in this mode:


And Im asking if it works..
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27 Feb 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Yes, doing the tutorial I posted above will get you that. Click on it's link for more information and screenshots of what it will look like.
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