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Didn't Like the New User Account Prompt in Windows 10! Bring Back the Old One

Every morning, when we turn on our computers and laptops, we are awakened to new features and improvements on our user account courtesy, Windows 10. Every time a new update rolls out and the look and feel of the operating system is different along with some UI changes. A very modern User Interface and a new User Account Control (UAC) dialog box, where a person needs administrative permission or you need to authenticate entering a user name and password. Not many are “let’s talk to my Windows 10 in the morning” kind of people. Most of us would like it quiet. And here is Windows 10 with its improved better dialog prompt.

Changes are good but not the kind Windows 10 is offering, at least not to the unenthusiastic user about the new dialog prompt. There are a lot of people, who login and realize how much they miss the old user account prompt. The old user account was convenient may be, because it was easier to change the user account easily. So, here is a walk through to disable the new user account prompt. Let's learn on how to bring back the old styled user account prompt in Windows 10. For a comfortable experience that everybody is used to.

Bringing back the old styled user account prompt:

To get back the old style user account prompt, start by modifying the registry. While making the changes, be sure to stay focused. Slightest of incorrect changes can cause damage to the installation of Windows 10. You are only a few clicks away from getting back your old styled user account.

  • Use the Windows key+R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command, type Regidit, and click OK
  • Browse the path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\TestHooks

  • Now that you have browsed, double click the XamlCredUIAvailable DWORD and change its value from 1 to 0.
  • Click Ok and close the registry to complete the task.
  • Reboot is not a must to make this work. Once you complete the above mentioned steps, simply right click the executable file and select Run as Administrator. You will see the old UAC prompt. You have now managed to bring back the old styled user account prompt on Windows 10.

Wrapping it up

The new User Account Prompt or the old One, both serve the same purpose, its just a matter of convenience.. Some people do like the old ways...please do let us know which one you prefer.

Also do not forget to read about DiskPart Clean recovery software. It allows you to recover data even after using DiskPart clean.

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John Harris

Senior Editor, Content Analyst and a fan of exceptional customer service. John develops and publishes instructional and informational content regarding partition management, Windows hot-fixes, data management and computer troubleshooting.

As a tenured data recovery specialist, John shares exceptional insights and blog posts about data loss and data recovery across any storage device. With 8+ years’ experience in writing for Data Recovery for both Mac OS and Windows OS computers, he is an avid learner who always wants to polish and simplify the data recovery process. John passes his free time playing Chess and reading Science Fiction novels.

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