Is there a way to have Windows 7 show the classic logon prompt instead of the welcome screen? I'd prefer to have the users type in their username/password as opposed to it showing all the users' names/icons


Type secpol.msc in Start Menu Search Bar and hit Enter. This will open the Local Security Policy editor. Navigate to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.

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Now on RHS, look for Interactive Logon: Do not display last username Rt click on it and open its Properties. Set it to Enabled > Apply.

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  • @joe - FYI, your images are broken. – DrFredEdison Nov 12 '09 at 19:29
  • is it not visible ? – joe Nov 12 '09 at 19:48
  • nope, not visible. maybe you have some weird 'hotlink prevention' script on your site? or maybe you have to be logged in to view the images? – davr Nov 12 '09 at 20:40

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