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How can I display last known user during Win2k bootup?

Every time I start Win2k, the logon reverts back to the original user that was set up. How can I get logon to display the last user on boot up?

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There's a value in the Registry that handles this. Fire up REGEDT32 and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon. Add or edit a REG_SZ named DontDisplayLastUserName and set the value to 0.

This was first published in August 2003

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