We have been all the more excited about the Windows 8. The cool new features, UI and endless customization options just really make us go gaga. The Windows guys knew that this upgrade needs to be big and they have done all they could, tweaked whatever is possible and made some compromises as well.

One of the compromises that we discussed earlier was the denial of Ad-hoc. But we found a way to tweak the problem and proposed a solution. Cause, we all the nerds here do this all day long. Another compromise that the developers made and it may only concern those who use multiple users on their PC is about the lock screen. The lock screen is a feature identical to that of a smart phone and it features an image that solely covers the whole display. If  multiple users use your PC, then you won’t be able to see all of the users at the lock screen as with the previous versions. Rather, you just see the last logged out user on the login screen. This tends to get a little annoying. But annoy not anymore, we’ve got just the thing.

Windows 8 Metro logo

How to always show all of the users on the login screen in Windows 8

  • Backing up your registry: Go to the registry by clicking on the Start Button and then typing “regedit” in the search tab. Find and select the key you want to back up. Now Click File>Export>Save In>Select Location> Save.
  • Once we have backed up, we can move forward to the original tweak.
  • In the Registry Window, you’ll see a list of locations on the left hand side. Don’t get intimidated; you only need to find this: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch
  • Upon clicking go to the Enable option and double click it.
  • Change the Value data to 1
  • And you are done. When you next power up your device, you’ll be seeing all the users.

Ending note:

The registry is a really, really sensitive part of the system. Be extra careful. Plus, once you make this tweak, you’ll no longer be able to see the lock screen display. Oh, the compromises we make