How to hide user account in Windows 7

Here I’m showing steps to hide a user account in Windows 7.

The user account can be hidden from welcome screen but can be used while sharing etc.


Create a new account from User Accounts

Make the following changes in registry

Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\Userlist

Create a new “KEY”  if “SpecialAccounts” is not listed, under special accounts create “userlist” too (again KEY).

Create a new “Dword 32 Bit value” with name of the created account name with the default value  “0” (Zero), If  Dword value is “1”  account will be shown.


About Sharun Valsan

Presently working for Geojit BNP Paribas as Systems Engineer. I'm a technology enthusiast, interested in sharing my knowledge and ideas with others.....

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