Thursday, 29 December 2011

Create a Hidden User account in Windows XP

For our own privacy purpose or say it for security we can maintain and Create A Hidden User Account

This mechanism allows an account that is normally displayed on the Welcome screen to be hidden from view. To log on using the

account it's necessary to use the Log On To Windows dialog

box similar to the one in Windows 2000.



  1. #[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
  2. #Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT \CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
  3. #Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below. -
  4. #Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] // Value Name: Type Name of Account to be Hidden
  5. #Setting for Value Data: [0 = Account is Hidden / 1 = Enabled]
  6. #Exit Registry and Reboot...
  7. Note that the account profile will be visible in C:\Documents and Settings or wherever user profiles are stored as well as in Local Users and Groups.


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