How to remove the Ease of Access button from the login screen in Windows 10

How to remove the Ease of Access button from the login screen in Windows 10

As its name suggests, Ease of Access menu tries to make Windows 10 system equally easy to use for all users. You can find Ease of Access options from the Windows Settings page as well as the user account login screen.

However, many Windows users may not need these options and, therefore, want to get rid of the Ease of Access button. If you want to remove or disable the Ease of Access button from the Windows login screen, you need to follow this guide exactly.

Remove the Ease of Access button from the login screen

You can either delete the Ease of Access button or disable it (leave the button there but do nothing). Here are ways to remove or disable the Ease of Access button from the login screen.

1. Disable the Ease of Access button from the Windows Registry

Note : The following method works on Windows 10 Enterprise edition. The Windows Registry is very important for the operation of the computer system. Just one small mistake can make you have a big problem. Therefore, before you continue, you must make a backup of the registry.

Here’s how to do this easily.

  • Find the Computer icon at the top of the left panel and click to select it.
  • Right-click on the Computer icon and click the Export option .
  • Browse for a suitable location, preferably on the external hard drive.
  • Give the file a memorable name and click Save.

Here’s how to disable or delete the Ease of Access button in the login screen from Windows Registry Editor:

Log in to your computer with the admin account.

Press the Windows key and search for Regedit. Right click on Registry Editor and select Run as administrator . If Windows asks you to allow the app to make changes to the device, click the Yes button .

Navigate to the following registry location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows EmbeddedEmbeddedLogon

NOTE : If you can’t find the EmbeddedLogon folder , create it by right-clicking on the Windows Embedded folder and going to New> Key .

Create the EmbeddedLogon folder

Right click on the EmbeddedLogon folder and go to New. Select DWORD (32bit Value).

Name this key BrandingNeutral and enter 8 in the Value data field .

Click OK to close the dialog box.

Exit Registry Editor and restart the computer.

2. Turn off the Ease of Access button by disabling Utilman.exe

Another way to remove the Ease of Access button from the login screen is to disable every user’s access to the Utilman.exe program. Unlike in the first method, this doesn’t remove the Ease of Access button but makes it useless.

When you power on the computer and go to the Windows login screen, you’ll see the Ease of Access button there, but clicking on it won’t have any effect. Continue reading the steps for performing this operation.

Press the Windows key and look for cmd. Right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as Administrator . In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press ENTER to run it:

cacls %windir%system32utilman.exe /C /D Everyone

The system will ask if you want to continue. Answer by typing Y and pressing ENTER.

If you don’t want to use the Command Prompt, open Windows Explorer and navigate to the following folder:

C:WindowsSystem32

In this folder, right-click on Utilman.exe and select Properties.

Switch to the Security tab .

Select the Advanced button and click the Change link next to TrustedInstaller.

In the new window, enter administrators in the Object Name field and press Check Names. When the full path appears, press the OK button .

Enter administrators in the Object Name field

Click the Apply> OK button on the Advanced Security Settings .

Close the Utilman Properties window to save the changes.

Right click on Utilman.exe and click on Properties again .

Go to the Security tab .

Click the Advanced button and follow the previous steps to change ownership.

This time, press the Add button .

Click the Select a principal link and enter everyone. Select Names and press OK.

Click on the link Select a principal

Click the dialog box next to Type and change it from Allow to Deny and Full Control.

Click OK.

If you want to re-enable the Ease of Access button, open Command Prompt with admin rights and run the following command:

cacls %windir%system32utilman.exe /E /G "Everyone":R

3. Delete the Ease of Access button by editing the XAML files

Launch Windows Explorer and navigate to the following folder:

C:WindowsSystem32
Launch Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder

Find the Authui.dll file and open it in PE Explorer or another editor.

Go to the UIFILE folder .

Double-click the XAML 12400 file .

Press CTRL + F to search for the following documents:

<if id="atom(Accessibility)">

and

<if id="atom(ToggleTabletKeyboard)">

Delete all text between these two lines.

Save and close the modified file.

Repeat the above steps for XAML 12402 and 12401 files .

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