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Windows 7: Hide Administrator account from the Welcome Screen

26 Apr 2010   #11
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
UAC works also when built-in administrator account is disabled.
Take a look above.


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26 Apr 2010   #12
Lordofminor

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Im not quite sure about that, beause last time I did that, I couldnt enable it!
This means I have to make another Admin account...
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26 Apr 2010   #13
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

The built-in administrator account doesn't have to be enabled for UAC to work, but you need at least one normal user account with administrative rights. If you disable the built-in account, and use only standard user accounts, you have no way to enable the built-in account when needed.

Kari
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26 May 2010   #14
onefear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
manhunter,

Home Premium does not include the Local Security Policy Manager so you'll need to do a registry modification to enable the classic logon.

Click on start and type "regedit.exe" withot quotes into the search field, hit enter.

Expand the registry key:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Double-click on “dontdisplaylastusername” in the right pane and then modify the value to “1″
When I performed this registry edit and restarted, the login screen came up as expected, but none of the correctly typed active login/password combinations will work. They all report, "User name or password is incorrect." So I am stuck at the Welcome Screen.

I should add that all Safe Mode boots go to the Welcome Screen, so this is no help. Also, although I've seem some indications that the built-in Administrator account is available in a Safe Mode Boot, when I log in with it it indicates that the account is disabled. I don't know if there is a way to enable it from the Safe Mode login screen (and Dell may have disabled the account when it set up the machine).

Any suggestions? Thanks.

Clay Johnson
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26 May 2010   #15
ctt1wbw

OS X Snow Leopard, Windows 7 Pro on the MacBook.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
^Is the local security policy not available in Home Premium -- I was just experimenting and it's not there.

thanks.
Nope, not at all. Only in 7 Pro and Ultimate, for whatever bloody reason. I guess MS did not intend for people to connect Home and Home Premium to a domain.
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26 May 2010   #16
onefear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My problem is resolved. Impossible to return to the exact status quo ante the registry change, but I got in and restored my previous settings. I used this, btw. Thanks!
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20 Jun 2010   #17
heyricardo

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I'd like to know whether hiding (by using reg hack or other way if any, using win7 ultimate) the built-in admin account and creating two standard accounts, I'll still be prompted for administrator password without any problem when using anyone of them.
It's just hidden, and enabled, it should be ok, I guess..
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26 Nov 2010   #18
kyking

windows 7 home premium
 
 
user account blank

i did this and now my other account is blank during log in
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
manhunter,


Home Premium does not include the Local Security Policy Manager so you'll need to do a registry modification to enable the classic logon.

Click on start and type "regedit.exe" withot quotes into the search field, hit enter.

Expand the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Double-click on “dontdisplaylastusername” in the right pane and then modify the value to “1″

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26 Nov 2010   #19
kyking

windows 7 home premium
 
 
user account blank

i set my value to 1 and now my other account is blank
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23 Oct 2013   #20
zooroo44

alex
 
 

Now i make The built-in administrator account hide how can i Access it now ????
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