Windows 7 logon – avoid clicking user icon

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After installing a recent Windows 7 update, suddenly I have an additional annoying step before I can log in. It shows a list of user accounts (mine is the only 1), and I have to click the little icon above my username, and only then am I brought to the actual logon screen.

How do I skip that initial click step? I want to be taken straight to the logon screen like I had it before, in which my username is prepopulated and I just have to enter a password. How can I do this?

Best Answer

  • Try this first: Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the Way Users Log On or Off disable 'Use Welcome Screen'

    Try this second: - Start -> Run -> Regedit (ENTER)

    browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Set the 'DefaultDomainName' to be your computers name (or leave it blank) Set 'DefaultUserName' to your user name