Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

At login screen Hide Guest User (Windows 8.1 RTM)

  1. #1

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    At login screen Hide Guest User (Windows 8.1 RTM)

    Hi there
    I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM

    At the login screen I see my user ID and a Guest user. Can I hide the guest user at login screen - I only want to see my user.

    I DON'T want to boot in bypassing the sign on screen. (Note this is NOT the same as booting direct to desktop !!!).

    This is new in Windows 8.1 RTM - I never had this in previous editions of windows.

    (Note I really don't want to DISABLE the account - I just don't want to see it at login).


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jimbo,

    By default, Windows 8 only shows the last account that signed out at sign in. Normally, you would have to click on the back arrow button to see all accounts at sign in.

    Other than disabling the account, the only other way that I know of is to set Windows to require users to enter both a user name (email address for Microsoft accounts) and password at sign in instead of just selecting an account and entering it's password.

    Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8

    Hope this helps.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

At login screen Hide Guest User (Windows 8.1 RTM)

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
How to customize Windows 8.1 user login screen
Hi, Is it possible to change the background of user login screen in windows 8.1.1 like the attached Photoshoped image?? 49600
Changing the local user login name on the login screen
Hello nice people ! Windows is asking me for a password despite I've never had a password. Here's what happened: I've never had a password and choose during the win install to have 1 local account without password. I used to have a user/login name with an non ascii character (é), and it...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Hide Default Start Screen User Image in Windows 8.1
A simple 'tweak' to 'hide' the Default User Picture on Windows 8.1 Start Screen:
How do I remove Guest account from Start Screen user menu?
Guest account disabled, never been enabled, still I have it on user menu. 16540 How to remove it? Kari
User Accounts and Family Safety
Windows 8 Black screen after user login
I posted this question earlier but I fixed the problem. Now the answer to what I'm looking for is how can I stop avast from making a black screen popup. I used this tutorial- How to solve Windows 8 black screen problem after login | Ask4pc It didnt work. Anything else that will work?
System Security
Login screen of last user and running a command
Hi In Windows 8, it is possible to run a command whenever the login screen of the last user is displayed in a local computer? This command should always be run with elevated rights and just before this screen appears. Thanks Bye
General Support
How remove Guest acct frm Start Screen user menu (redux)
The Guest account appears on the user logon menu on the start screen, even though the 'Manage Accounts' screen says that guest account is off. I have tried such simple fixes as turning the guest on and then back off, with and without a reboot in between, but it won't go away. I found another...
User Accounts and Family Safety

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook