This setting can hide the currently logged-in user's name at the simple Start menu.
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Hide Username on StartMenu.reg
The '.reg' file can hide username from the Start menu.
Show Username on StartMenu (Default).reg
The '.reg' file can show username in the Start menu.
Registry Entry Details:
Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.
No username is visible
on top of the Start menu.
Username is visible
on top of the Start menu by default.
First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting
dialog box, type "regedit".
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\], key and create a new key with the name "Explorer" under
Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the
name "NoUserNameInStartMenu" in "Explorer" key.
Next, right-click on "NoUserNameInStartMenu" and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.
Other Related Tweaks
Clear the computer names searched on a network.
Category : Display > Start Menu
This setting allows you to clear the names of all computers that were passed as arguments while searching a computer on the network.
Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For Current User).
This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.
Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).
Clear the recently accessed documents list.
This setting enables you to delete the documents in "Recent Documents" folder.
Clear history of recently accessed entries on logoff.
This setting enables you to clear the recently accessed documents list on Start Menu as well as the Internet Explorer URL history, when you log off your system.