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Enable the Administrator account on the Welcome Screen

Written by IT News on 9:22 PM

Option 1:

  • Download and install TweakUI from the Powertoys for Windows XP collection. In the Logon section, you can hide, or make visible, User accounts on the Welcome Screen.

Option 2:

  • Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT Go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList (note that there is a space in the Windows NT). Right click in the right pane and select New, DWord value.
  • Give the value the same name as the Username on the Welcome Screen (it must match) for the account you wish to hide/show. Double click the new value and set it to 1 to show the account on the Welcome Screen, or set it to 0 to hide the account.
    Example: Doug is a user on the computer, Doug would be the name you give the new value.


The individual Powertoys for Windows® XP are available here


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