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I want that Windows shows the last user logged, so I only need to type my password, and I don't need to select my username. I tough it should be the default Windows behavior, but I've just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Pro x64 and I need to select my user account every time.

I've done some homework, I know about the:

Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy

Select Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

Look for "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name"

This security setting determines whether the name of the last user to log on to the computer is displayed in the Windows logon screen.

If this policy is enabled, the name of the last user to successfully log on is not displayed in the Log On to Windows dialog box.

If this policy is disabled, the name of the last user to log on is displayed.

Default: Disabled

It is already Disabled! So, What I'm missing here??

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Now that I've read your post again and read this TechNet again, you need to use Group Policy Editor to enable the Classic Logon.

  1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc, and then press Enter. This opens the Local Group Policy Editor with the top-level Local Group Policy object open for editing.
  2. In the editor, expand Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Logon.
  3. Double-click Always Use Classic Logon.
  4. Select Enabled, and then click OK.

That should invoke the Logon screen rather than the Welcome Screen. It should remember the last user for you.

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I was unable to find this option. Win 7 Pro? –  Pedro77 Feb 25 at 13:14
    
Missed that it is Windows 7 PRO, so I changed the answer to what I believe may help you. –  CharlieRB Feb 25 at 13:25
    
Thanks but I want to display the last user name, and only type the password. Maybe I need to enable the logon screen. –  Pedro77 Feb 25 at 13:27
    
I'm having trouble thinking today. You're right. Let me update it again to the actual piece of the article that will help. Sorry for the confusion. –  CharlieRB Feb 25 at 13:30
    
I did that, no changes. :( –  Pedro77 Feb 25 at 16:25

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