How to Show All User Accounts in Logon Screen in Windows 8

Posted by Britt Duncan - July 30, 2014

Many of us have set up more than one user account on Windows 8. We would find out that every time we log into the system, the login screen shows only the account of the last person to sign on the computer. Then if we would like to log into another user account, we’ll have to click the arrow go back to a Sign on screen that presents all of the available user accounts. Well then, in this post I’ll show you how to make all user accounts displayed on the login screen.

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To Display All User Accounts on the Login Screen with Shortcuts

To Display All User Accounts on the Login Screen through Registry Settings

To Display All User Accounts on the Login Screen through Task Schedule Settings

To Display All User Accounts on the Login Screen with Shortcuts

Ctrl, Alt and Delete keys together will be able to show you all user accounts you have created in the system. Press these three keys at once when you are in the sign in screen.

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Well but, this simple trick needs your movement to press on the keyboard, which may not meet your need satisfactorily. Whatever, it’s a way to display all user accounts on the logon screen. Keep reading on.

To Display All User Accounts on the Login Screen through Registry Settings

Step one- Hit Windows key and R to open Run, type “regedit” in the dialog box and press Enter.

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Step two- Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch

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Or Right click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder, and then search the key named UserSwitch.

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Step three- In the right pane, right click on Enabled value. Select Modify.

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Step four- Change the Value data from 0 to 1. And click OK.

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And now you can restart your PC and you’ll be there in the login screen with all of your user accounts.

To Display All User Accounts on the Login Screen through Task Schedule Settings

Step one- Create a folder named ShowAllUsers in the local disk C.

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Step two- Open Notepad, copy and paste the following code in it. Then save it as ShowAllUsers.bat in the above created folder.

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Step three- Press Windows key and W to access Search Settings window. Then type “schedule” in the text box.

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Step four- Click on Schedule tasks in the search results in the left pane.

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Step five- Click Task Scheduler Library, then Create Task.

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Step six- Under General tab, give a name to the new task, eg. ShowAllUsers. You can write down something in Description.

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Step seven- Check “Run whether user is logged on or not” and “Run with highest privileges” under Security options.

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Step eight- Choose Windows 8 from the Configure for drop down menu.

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Step nine- Click on Triggers tab, click New.

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Step ten- Choose “At log on” for the Begin the task. Check “Any user” and “Enabled”. Then click OK.

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Step eleven- In Actions tab, click New.

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Step twelve- Choose Start a program for Action menu.

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Step thirteen- Click Browse, and choose the file created in Step two. And click OK.

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Step fourteen- Click OK on the Create Task window. There will be a window popping up, type in the correct password for your user account in Windows, and click OK.

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Then you close Task Schedule and reboot the system to test it.

Note: It’s highly advised to back up the Registry before you make changes to the Registry Editor. Registry is much important for the Operating System and any accident action can lead to great damage.

 

 




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