Accounts Enable or Disable Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing account details such as an email address on the sign-in screen for your account or all users in Windows 11.

Windows 11 does not show the email address of a Microsoft account on the sign-in screen by default, but users are still able to turn on showing their account details such as their email address on the sign-in screen.

Showing the email address of Microsoft accounts on the sign-in screen can be a privacy issue.

As an administrator, you can disable showing account details such as an email address on the sign-in screen for all users.

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Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for Current User in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users using REG file


EXAMPLE: Microsoft account email address showing on sign-in screen

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Option One

Turn On or Off Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for Current User in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Sign-in options on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Account_details_on_sign-in_screen_Settings-1.png

3 Under Additional settings, turn on or off (default) Show account details such as my email address on the sign-in screen for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Account_details_on_sign-in_screen_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Three to configure the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the location below in the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon

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3 In the right pane of Logon, double click/tap on the Block user from showing account details on sign-in policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.

5 Enable User Choice to Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users

This is the default setting to allow using Option One.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Account_details_on_sign-in_screen_gpedit-2.png

6 Disable Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users

This will override Option One.


A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Account_details_on_sign-in_screen_gpedit-3.png

7 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Three

Enable or Disable Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.

2 Enable User Choice to Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users

This is the default setting to allow using Option One.


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

Enable_user-choice_show_account_email_address_on_sign-in_screen.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DontDisplayLockedUserId"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"BlockUserFromShowingAccountDetailsOnSignin"=-

3 Disable Show Account Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users

This will override Option One.


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

Disable_show_account_email_address_on_sign-in_screen_for_all_users.reg


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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"BlockUserFromShowingAccountDetailsOnSignin"=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 delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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