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Remove Username from the Start Menu (Windows XP)

This restriction hides the current username normally displayed at the top of the Windows XP Start Menu.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "NoUserNameInStartMenu" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This setting only applies to the Windows XP Start Menu, not the Classic Start Menu.

Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
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System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
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Value Name: NoUserNameInStartMenu
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = display username, 1 = hide username)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 30, 2002