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Can anyone tell me how to create a local user without a profile on Windows 7?

I have a cron job I want to run, but I do not want this user to to show up on the list of local logins on the startup screen.

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To hide additional user accounts on Windows & Logon Use Regedit (also works for Vista)

  1. at Run type regedit

  2. Once in regedit go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

  3. In the left panel, right click on Winlogon and click New and click Key.

  4. Type SpecialAccounts and press Enter

  5. In the left panel, right click on SpecialAccounts and click New and click Key.

  6. Type UserList and press Enter.

  7. In right panel of UserList, right click on a empty area and click New then click DWORD (32bit) Value.

  8. Type in the name of the user account that you want to hide and press Enter.eg: Everyday Account.

  9. In the right panel, right click on the user account name and click Modify.

To hide the user account – Type 0 and click OK. Whenever you want to use the account just unhide it by typing 1 instead of zero.

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Tap or click Accounts, and then tap or click Other accounts. Tap or click Add an account, and then tap or click Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended). Tap or click Local account. Enter a user name for the new account.

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Select Start > Settings > Accounts and then select Family & other users. (In some versions of Windows you'll see Other users.)

Next to Add other user, select Add account.

Select I don't have this person's sign-in information, and on the next page, select Add a user without a Microsoft account.

Enter a user name, password, or password hint—or choose security questions—and then select Next.

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Change a local user account to an administrator account

Select Start > Settings > Accounts .

Under Family & other users, select the account owner name (you should see "Local account" below the name), then select Change account type.

Note: If you choose an account that shows an email address or doesn't say "Local account", then you're giving administrator permissions to a Microsoft account, not a local account.

Under Account type, select Administrator, and then select OK.

Sign in with the new administrator account.

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