When I turn on my Windows 10 machine it shows my name and email address on the login screen. Anyone sitting next to me on the train can see who I am. How can I hide this information?
This is what I do:
- Press Win+R then type
- Head to "Computer Configuration" -> "Windows Settings" -> "Security Settings" -> "Local Policies" -> "Security Options"
Interactive logon: Do not display last user name
- Set it to "Enabled"
If this policy is enabled, the name of the last user to successfully log on is not displayed in the Logon Screen.
Please refer to this article https://www.howtogeek.com/245944/how-to-hide-your-personal-information-on-the-windows-10-login-screen/
If you modify or add registry entries to:
Key: HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System Entry: DWORD 32 dontdisplaylastusername value 1 Entry: DWORD 32 DontDisplayLockedUserID value 3 Entry: DWORD 32 dontdisplayusername value 1
I am currently trying to remove the signin name during logging in. (fixed, reg line added above)
Theres also a switch in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Show account details (toggle to off)
Hope this helps a bit!