Enable Ubuntu Style Logons in Windows Vista
A worldwide team of expert developers have developed Ubuntu which is an operating system. It contains all the necessary applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more. Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office. Ubuntu provides an latest, stable operating system for the normal user, with a strong emphasis on usability and ease of installation.
A feature of Ubuntu is that when you start the computer and the operating system starts it requires you to enter the username and the password.
This feature is exclusive to Ubuntu but you can enable Ubuntu-style logons in Windows Vista as well. This is not similar to the Ubuntu style logon but it is the nearest you can get. All you need to do is the following.
In order to do this you will have to perform a manual registry tweak. First you open up the start menu and search for regedit.exe. This will open the registry editor. You will need to make a new key in this folder by the name of “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem”. After that you will need to create two new 32-bit DWORD values, giving them both a value of 1. One of them should be called “DisableCAD” and the other one should be called “DontDisplayLastUserName”. You can remove this tweak by deleting these two keys. It’s not mandatory to use the DisableCAD key. What it does is to prevent the “Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete” screen to come up, which is not a good sight in Vista. If you’d rather use CAD you can omit that key for sure.
Don’t make this change unless you are well aware of what your username is, because you’ll have to type it in order to login. You might think that it is an added burden on you head but everything comes with strings attached.