Classic logon in Windows® Vista Home Premium
What are the methods to use the classic logo in Windows Vista Home Premium? What are the things to look out for while using the logo?
Windows Vista is an advanced graphical Operating System released by the Microsoft Corporation. Windows Vista is released in six editions, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate. Windows Vista Home Premium has features that are intended for home users. You can enjoy the benefits of advanced web surfing to improve personal productivity and enjoy digital entertainment. Windows Vista comes with a new welcome screen. If you wish to change your logon screen, you can change it to a classic screen just like that in the Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
The tips to enable classic logon in Windows Vista Home Premium and the things to be kept in mind are:
- From registry editor
- From the Local Security Policy
- Things to keep in mind
From registry editor
You can enable the classic logon in your Windows Vista Home Premium by making use of your Windows Registry Editor. For this you can click on the Start Menu and then type in “'regedit' in the Search window and hit Enter. This will open up a new window, the Windows Registry Editor window. Next thing, you need to locate the following Registry key in your computer, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows
CurrentVersionPoliciesSystemDontDisplayLastUserName. You need to change the value of this registry key. You can find the current set value as 0 and you need to change this value to 1.
From the Local Security Policy
You can also enable the classic logon screen in your Windows Vista Home Premium from the Local Security Policy. For this you can click on the Start Menu and then launch the Control Panel. From here you need to launch the System and Maintenance and then click on the Administrative Tools and double click your mouse to open the Local Security Policy. From here, you need to click on the Local Policies section, and then click on the Security Options. Now on the right hand side, you can scroll down to find the 'Interactive logon: Do not display last user name' option, you can double click that change it to the Enabled. After this you can locate the 'Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL' option and change it to Disable option.
To make the necessary changes to your Windows Vista Home Premium logon, you first need to log off your current user and login as administrator. This will help you gain enough access privileges to edit your Windows Vista Home Premium settings. After you edit the Registry key, you need to save the changes before you exit the Registry Editor. This is also the same when you make changes to your Windows Local Security Policy.
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