User List Enabler for Windows 8

I proud to introduce my latest work - User List Enabler for Windows 8. Today me and my friend Gaurav Kale, we have done the great research related to auto logging in the last user in Windows 8.
Version 2.0 is released, please update ASAP. See the change log for details

If you have multiple user accounts in Windows 8 (e.g. one for yourself and another for your family member), you may notice a new annoyance in Windows 8 – it signs in the last user automatically who shut down/rebooted the PC. This tool resolves the issue and brings back the users list for you with one click. You will be able to choose your user account at every startup.


As the result of our hard research, this tool is completely different from other existing methods, including all our methods we have described in our blog.

This is unique and safest tool, because:

  • it does not changes access rights on any registry key
  • it does not break "Run as different user..." Explorer command
  • it uses only built-in Windows features and tools

Under the hood of User List Enabler for Windows 8

Under the hood of User List Enabler for Windows 8 is nothing more than just Group Policy's "Logoff script" is Task Scheduler with special task. We will cover all details in our blog tomorrow.
Every restart/shutdown event it set DWORD value mentioned here to 1.

So, I am happy to release this tool for you to do all the dirty job. Enjoy!

Change log


  • User list enabler now compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.
  • Fixed a bug with user account which is not administrator.
  • Application was rewritten from scratch.

Initial release

User List Enabler in action

User List Enabler for Windows 8 is free, portable tool compatible with Windows 8 x86 and x64. It will request UAC/Administrator's right when they will be required. Use "Reset to defaults" button to rollback changes.

Feel free to report bugs if you found it.

Download "User List Enabler for Windows 8"

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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