By default, most Windows versions record an event every time a user attempts to log in, whether or not that login is successful. Through going into the event viewer, you can see this detail, but there is also a way of adding information about prior logons right on the login screen where you cannot forget about it. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 sign in screen.

View earlier logon information on Windows 10 sign in screen

To view earlier logon information on Windows 10 sign in screen, follow this procedure step by step.

Method#1

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and choose the Run option as the following image is showing.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the OK button, the Registry Editor Screen will appear like this.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

Now navigate through the following path in the Registry Editor screen.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

After this, the following screen will appear.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

As soon as you choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value, a new word will be created. Rename the word as DisplayLastLogonInfo. The following screen will appear.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

Double click the DisplayLastLogonInfo option and the following dialogue box will appear.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

Enter 1 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the registry editor screen. Next time you will log in, the following screen will appear.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

Method#2

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and choose the Run option as the following image is showing.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

Type gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button. The Local Group Policy screen will appear like this.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

Navigate through the following path.

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Logon

The following screen will appear.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

The right pane of the screen will show a lot of options against Windows Logon Options. Double click the option named Display information about previous logons during user logon as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you double click the option, the following dialogue box will appear.

, How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen

Choose the radio button named Enabled. Click Apply and then the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.

Conclusion

By following these procedures, you will be able to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in Screen.

How to view earlier logon information on Windows 10 Sign in screen
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About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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