Windows 7 Thread, Anyone know how to Login with a Hidden account on Windows 7 in Technical; When using XP you could access the classic logon box by holding down CTRL + ALT and pressing Delete twice ...
22nd September 2011, 11:09 AM #1
Anyone know how to Login with a Hidden account on Windows 7
When using XP you could access the classic logon box by holding down CTRL + ALT and pressing Delete twice in quick succession.
I have hidden the Administrator Account on Non-Domain Laptops but can't seem to get the classic logon box to access the hidden account. The Admin account is not disabled.
Anyone found a way to get the Classic logon box back to access the hidden account in a similar fashion while keeping the Welcome Screen.
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22nd September 2011, 11:14 AM #2
dont you haveto put the machine name\username
Originally Posted by Davit2005
22nd September 2011, 12:14 PM #3
Create your local admin accounts on the laptop and keep them enabled. Now change/create the following reg entries.
Change %USERNAME% to the accounts you want to hide.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
A value of 1 shows the account 0 hides it.
Now from the welcome screen you can use the switch user button and then logon using one of the hidden accounts.
22nd September 2011, 12:59 PM #4
if you don't know the PC name you can just use a dot, ie .\administrator
Originally Posted by round2it
quicker and easier plus when you enter .\ it will tell you the PC name in the log in to field below the password box.
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DaveyPitch (23rd September 2011), kmount (22nd September 2011), round2it (22nd September 2011)
22nd September 2011, 01:08 PM #5
Require the classic logon box to do that which is what I am trying to display. I'm trying to set up staff laptops that aren't on the domain and ideally just want a welcome screen where they click on their name. I don't want to use the classic logon screen. I want to be able to log in as administrator without the administrator account showing on the welcome screen.
I have hidden the Administrator account with a registry hack but unlike Windows XP the CTRL + ALT + DELETE trick to bring up the classic logon box used/usefull in XP doesn't work.
22nd September 2011, 04:32 PM #6
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