Personalization Add or Remove "Change account settings" in Account Picture Menu on Start Menu


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

This tutorial will no longer work with the new account manager on the Start Menu in Windows 11 version 24H2 and the latest 23H2.

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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 Change account settings in the account picture menu on the Start menu.

Change account settings opens the Settings > Accounts > Your info page.

Reference:


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



EXAMPLE: "Change account settings" in account picture menu on Start menu

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Here's How:

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

2 Add "Change account settings" to Account Picture Menu on 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_Change_account_settings_to_account_picture_menu_on_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\HideChangeAccountSettings]
"value"=dword:00000000

3 Remove "Change account settings" from Account Picture Menu on Start Menu

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

Remove_Change_account_settings_from_account_picture_menu_on_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\HideChangeAccountSettings]
"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 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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