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Is it possible to hide an Admin account on the Windows 7 logon screen? If so, how would I do it?

I am doing some business work on my machine and my kids need to use the same system.

So, I need my machine to only show one user account on the welcome screen. I need to hide my Admin account.

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Open regedit.exe, go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

On Windows 7 the two last keys SpecialAccounts and UserList may not exist and you will have to create them.

Under UserList, create a new 32-bit DWORD value and name it with the user Login, set value to 0.

Create a new 32-bit DWORD value for each user, in case you have more.

Thats it.

In the case the user is still being displayed, open secpol.msc, go to Local Policies\Security Settings, find the entry Interactive Logon: Hide last user and switch it to Activated.

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Open the Windows Registry

Start Button -> Type Regedit -> Press Enter

Browse to:

HKEY_Local_Machine
    SOFTWARE\
        Microsoft\
            Windows NT\
                CurrentVersion\
                    Winlogon\
                        SpecialAccounts\
                            UserList

Right Click:

UserList
    Choose New
        select DWORD (32-bit) Value

Enter Names:

Enter the name of the account you wish to hide from the Welcome Screen

Repeat for additional names you wish to hide
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