Windows 7 Classic Logon

Unfortunately at the moment Windows 7 doesn’t offer a classic logon screen like Windows 2000 or XP did.

However, a simple registry modification can be made to always present the Username and Password field on log on. Whilst this isn’t a solution, it provides some ease with the transition to Windows 7.

  1. Open the registry editor by opening the Start menu, Typing ‘regedit‘ and clicking ‘Enter‘ on the keyboard.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  3. Open ‘dontdisplaylastusername‘ and change the value to ‘1