In XP, we used to have the ability to Ctrl-Alt-Del twice at the welcome screen to get to the standard login screen (where you get to type in your username & password). This is gone in Windows 7… Well not really ;-).
For the average user, it could be sometimes frustrating to have user accounts all over the logon screen. First, this reveals the user name making the system a little unsecure. Second, it just doesn’t look nice when you have over 30 or more user accounts all over the logon screen in a domain environment.
The good news is, there’s a way to come back to old Windows classic logon screen. Just follow these steps:
1.) Run>type: netplwiz > Advanced > check “Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete”
2.) Run > gpedit.msc > Computer Config\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Interactive logon: Do not display last user name > Enabled
Without being so strict, you could make it a little less painful for users by omitting the first step above. The result will still be nice and secure.
It’s slightly different in XP.
That’s it… enjoy!
Posted in Windows, Windows 7 and tagged Classic Theme, Logon, windows 7 by Stan with .