How to Remove User Name from Windows XP Start Menu

In the Windows XP Start Menu screenshot below, you can see a User name ‘Knight‘ in the top left corner. In this post you are going to learn how to remove that User name from start menu in Windows XP.

BTW – I wonder why one would wish that user name to disappear! Even then If someone wants to know how to do it then here it is:

Note: Windows classic style does not have a User name in Start Menu so this trick only applies to XP style menu.

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Changes in Registry

Go to

Start Menu > Run

Type regedit.exe in run box, and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer

Right click in the right pane and Create a new DWORD Value and rename to NoUserNameInStartMenu and after renaming, double click the value and put Value = 1.

Creating DWORD Value


Removing Username from Start mEnu in Windows XP

If you want to see your User name back on the Start Menu then set value = 0 or just delete that value and log off to see the changes.

Windows Xp Start Menu without Username

1 comment… add one
Bits August 6, 2010, 3:52 am

Can we use this in Windows 7 to hide start button.

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