Hide a User from the Windows Login Screen

Getting the exact username

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type netplwiz and press Enter.
  3. The User Accounts window will list all user accounts on your Windows machine. The usernames are displayed in the “User name” column.

Using the Registry Editor

  1. Open the Registry Editor:

    • Press the Windows key + R.
    • Type “regedit” and press Enter.
  2. Navigate to the Winlogon Key:

    • Go to this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. Create SpecialAccounts and UserList Keys:

    • Right-click on “Winlogon” and select New -> Key. Name it SpecialAccounts.
    • Right-click on “SpecialAccounts” and select New -> Key. Name it UserList.
  4. Create a DWORD Value:

    • Right-click within the “UserList” key.
    • Select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.
    • Name the DWORD the exact username of the account you want to hide.
    • Double-click the new DWORD and set its value data to 0.
  5. Restart: Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer.