How to logon Windows 7 the old way “Windows XP Classic”

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!

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