In a newly-updated Windows 10 Professional client, Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options is configured to enable both

  • Don't display last signed-in
  • Don't display username at sign-in

Nevertheless, the system fails on both counts, notwithstanding toggling the policy and multiple reboots. Specifically, the system does both.

How does one get Windows 10 to function as configured?

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    Can you check if you see the policy in gpresult /h report?
    – Swisstone
    Sep 21, 2021 at 4:09
  • The command produced an impenetrable load of html code that I have no patience to parse through myself. This said, the problem no longer exists. The solution is simply to reboot six or eight times.
    – ebsf
    Sep 23, 2021 at 0:05

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The solution is simply to reboot six or eight times.

Just keep rebooting until Windows acknowledges its own configuration and comes to heel.

Or, reinstall. Your time is meaningless.

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