XP: Five Windows Logon Registry Hacks

Posted February 15, 2006 by William_Wilson in Uncategorized

With Windows XP, you can make changes to your registry which will affect the logon screen.


This tutorial describes how to make the following modifications to XP:
1) Add/remove Welcome Screen
2) Add Administrator account to logon
3) Display classic or Welcome logon screen
4) Modify text on classic logon screen
5) Disable logon screensaver
*NOTE* These modifications change values in your registry (regedit). If you do not know what this is or do not feel comfortable editing the registry, these modifications are not for you.

These will all require regedit to be open.
1. Go to Start\Run.
2. Type: regedit.

Display or Remove Welcome Screen on Windows Logon:
1. Open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon
2. Add String Value key: Welcome
-A value of 1 enables this feature, and 0 disables it.
*Requires reboot

Add the Administrator Account to Logon
1. Open key: HKEY_LOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
2. Add String Value key: Administrator
-A value of 1 enables this feature, and a value of 0 disables it,
*Requires reboot

Display Classic or Welcome Screen
1. Open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon
2. Modify key: LogonType
-A value of 0 displays classic logon, and a value of 1 displays the Welcome Screen.
*Requires reboot

Modify Logon Box of ‘CLASSIC’ Style Only
1. Open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon
2. Add/modify String key: LogonPrompt
-Set Value to any String you wish to be displayed.

Disable Logon Screensaver
*This does not apply after you are logged on.
1. Open key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
2. Modify key: ScreenSaveActive
-0 disables this feature, and 1 enables.

Questions/Comments: [email protected]
-William. ยง (marvin_gohan)

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