Hide a User on the Windows 8 Lock Screen

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng, VC and 1 other

Hi, you are watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to hide a user on the lock screen of Windows 8 computers.

Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas162 442178.jpg

Steps

  1. 1
    First, open the Run window
    .
    Press and hold the Windows key on the keyboard and then press the "R" key.
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas16 089181.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  2. 2
    Type in "regedit"
    .
    This refers to the Registry Editor.
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas22 50029.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  3. 3
    Click "OK" or hit the enter or return key
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas23 344448.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  4. 4
    In the Registry Editor, double-click "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas31 798127.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  5. 5
    Double-click "SOFTWARE"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas37 41651.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  6. 6
    Double-click "Microsoft"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas43 647443.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  7. 7
    Scroll down to find "Windows NT" and double-click it
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas57 822575.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  8. 8
    Double-click "CurrentVersion"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas60 760815.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  9. 9
    Scroll down to find "Winlogon" and click it
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas71 081277.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  10. 10
    Right-click on "Winlogon" and hover over "New"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas76 215093.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  11. 11
    Click "Key"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas78 864097.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  12. 12
    Type in the name "SpecialAccounts" and hit the enter key to finalize
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas86 708734.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  13. 13
    Right-click "SpecialAccounts" and hover over "New"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas93 817168.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  14. 14
    Click "Key"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas94 622704.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  15. 15
    Type in the name "UserList" and hit the enter key to finalize
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas106 001674.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  16. 16
    Right-click on "UserList" and hover over "New"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas112 712197.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  17. 17
    Click "DWORD (32-bit) Value"
    .
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas114 902436.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  18. 18
    Type in the name of the user that will be hidden from the lock screen
    .
    For example, "User 1", or "John" or "VisiHow", and so on. For this demonstration, we will hide "Guest".
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas147 348468.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  19. 19
    Press the enter key to finalize
    .
    Now the Guest user won't be visible.
    Hide a user on windows 8 lock screen.mp4-canvas148 973789.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  20. 20
    This concludes our tutorial on how to hide a user on the lock screen on Windows 8 computers
    .
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help

Video: Hide a User on the Windows 8 Lock Screen

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

Comments

Article Info

Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: VC, Eng, Amanda

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 220 times.

x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No