Personalization Add or Remove Account Picture Menu on Start Menu in Windows 11


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The account picture menu (aka: "user tile menu") on the Start menu allows you to Change account settings, Lock the computer, Sign out, or switch user.

If you like, you can completely remove the user tile and account picture menu from the Start menu.

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the account picture menu on the Start screen for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the account picture menu on the Start menu.



EXAMPLE: Add or remove account picture menu on Start menu

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Remove_account_picture_menu_from_Start_menu.jpg



Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you want.

2 Add Account Picture Menu to Start Menu

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_account_picture_menu_to_Start_menu_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Start\HideUserTile]
"value"=dword:00000000

3 Remove Account Picture Menu from Start Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_account_picture_menu_from_Start_menu_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Start\HideUserTile]
"value"=dword:00000001

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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