I have Do not display last user name enabled using Local Security Policy.

I prefer it that way for a few reasons one being I'm not the only one to use the computer.

However I was wondering if there was any possible way to change the text from "Other User".

Here is a screenshot of my login page (ignore the fact there's a different background):

  • Change it to what exactly? Just some other random text, or ??? Sep 21, 2015 at 18:19
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    I don't see how that's too relevant, but for my case I would want it to say something that describes the computer system the people are logging into. Could also be useful for other reasons, haven't thought that far though.
    – Insane
    Sep 21, 2015 at 18:22
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    Knowing what you want it to display could change your question's scope greatly. Regardless, there is not easy way to change it AFAIK; it's part of the OS. So you'd probably have to hack at system files to get it changed, which is almost always a bad idea(tm). :) Sep 21, 2015 at 18:26
  • Hmm. I wouldn't be opposed to trying! Hopefully someone's done it already and can provide insight.
    – Insane
    Sep 21, 2015 at 18:30
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    @p_q Agreed. But no I haven't found a solution. Feel free to up vote the question
    – Insane
    Jul 23, 2016 at 1:20

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The file you want to edit is:


You will need to grant yourself modify permissions and use a dll file editor to change string 100 from Other User to something else You can do this via GPO if it's for work. Just be sure to fix the permissions after you make your changes.

  • I will try this soon!
    – Insane
    May 31, 2019 at 18:37

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