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Can I remove User Account from Start screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Can I remove User Account from Start screen


    Hi,

    is it posible to remove or hide User Account from Start screen?

    Thank You

    Best regards

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  2. #2


    Aloha, OR
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1; Build 9600


    I have been looking for a way to remove it as well. I know you can remove some of the entries under it when clicked on in the Group Policy editor but in order to completely remove it you will need to edit a DLL file I'm pretty sure.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by edcrfv00 View Post
    Hi,

    is it posible to remove or hide User Account from Start screen?

    Thank You

    Best regards
    Can you post a screenshot?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    User name with picture in upper right corner on start screen...
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Why would you want to?
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't think you can.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The tweak is probably an immersive shell item that resides in a dat file and/or a registry entry somewhere. Finding it and tweaking it successfully is a whole other 'can of worms'. For what it's worth, I advise to leave it be.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    I just think that I can remove it or hide it like... some other "easy" tutorials here, thats all...

    For me... Start screne is better without that!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by edcrfv00 View Post
    I just think that I can remove it or hide it like... some other "easy" tutorials here, thats all...
    For me... Start screen is better without that!
    What are you going to do when a search bar, clock, power button, and taskbar are added to the start screen?
    Seems to be, it is quick access to lock or sign out.

    You could press Ctrl Alt Del or Lock or run a screen saver, go to apps screen or desktop or....
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ed,

    If you like, you could disable the user account to no longer have it show on the sign in screen or Start screen without deleting the account. This way you would be able to enable it again later when you like.

    User Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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