How to make Windows 7 show user list on login screen, not just the last logged on user

I am running Windows 7 64-bit Professional, and have two user accounts on my computer. Problem is that the login screen only shows the last logged in user and an "other users" button which allows you to input username manually. Is there any way of reverting to showing a list of all the users instead?

Jon

 

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Last updated June 24, 2019 Views 749,363 Applies to:
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Okay... I found out how to fix this issue. I know it's been a couple years since this topic has been addressed (and most people have moved on to windows 8) but for those still on windows 7 that are tired of typing in the username every time you log on, here is the way to show user icons:

Disclaimer: This fix is not a hack. I'm not using any third party software. I am simply changing a security setting in the windows system. The longest part is finding the file. As much as I would like to say this will fix every computer, I cannot guarantee this will be the fix for your system. This fixed my problem because my setting just need to be disabled. That being said let's move on.

As an admin (have to be in an administrator-privileged account) Click on the Start Button and the in the search bar at the bottom of the start menu type in "Edit Group Policy" and press enter. When the Local Group Policy Editor window pops up click on the following arrows in the left hand column to expand the lists to find the file to change...

>Computer Configuration

      >Windows Settings

             >Security Settings

                   >Local Policies

                         Security Options <-Click on this file name or icon (the arrow icon won't do anything)

In the right-side menu a bunch of system settings will be listed, find the one called "Interactive Logon: Do not Display last user name" This is the setting that will probably say "Enabled" next to it. Right-Click on the file and select "Properties" then disable the setting. Restart your computer and you should be good to go!

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As I said, your solution worked perfectly =)

I've typed it up a bit more clearly here: http://jonhoo.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/windows-7-login-screen-only-showing-last-logged-on-user-and-other-user/

 

Thanks again,

Jon

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