Hide a User on the Windows 8 Lock Screen

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Steps

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    First, open the Run window
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    Press and hold the Windows key on the keyboard and then press the "R" key.
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    Type in "regedit"
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    This refers to the Registry Editor.
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    Click "OK" or hit the enter or return key
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    In the Registry Editor, double-click "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
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    Double-click "SOFTWARE"
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    Double-click "Microsoft"
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    Scroll down to find "Windows NT" and double-click it
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    Double-click "CurrentVersion"
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    Scroll down to find "Winlogon" and click it
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    Right-click on "Winlogon" and hover over "New"
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    Click "Key"
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    Type in the name "SpecialAccounts" and hit the enter key to finalize
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    Right-click "SpecialAccounts" and hover over "New"
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    Click "Key"
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    Type in the name "UserList" and hit the enter key to finalize
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    Right-click on "UserList" and hover over "New"
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    Click "DWORD (32-bit) Value"
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    Type in the name of the user that will be hidden from the lock screen
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    For example, "User 1", or "John" or "VisiHow", and so on. For this demonstration, we will hide "Guest".
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    Press the enter key to finalize
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    Now the Guest user won't be visible.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to hide a user on the lock screen on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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