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At login screen Hide Guest User (Windows 8.1 RTM)

  1. #1

    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    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).


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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    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.
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At login screen Hide Guest User (Windows 8.1 RTM)
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