Show the last logon information at every logon in Windows 10

One of the interesting features of all versions of Windows including Windows 10 and Windows 8 is the ability to show detailed information about your previous logon. Every time you sign in, you will see an information screen with the date and time of the last successful logon. The same information will be displayed even if the previous logon was unsuccessful. This feature can be turned on with a simple Registry tweak.


This useful trick is actually very old. I had this feature enabled ages ago when my computer was running Windows 2000. It still works in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and in the recently released Windows 10 too. To activate this feature, you need to do these simple steps:

  1. Open Registry Editor. Windows 10 run regedit
  2. Go to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
    If you have no such key, then just create it.

  3. Create a new DWORD value named DisplayLastLogonInfo and set it to 1. If you already have such a value, then just set it to 1 to enable the last logon information.
    Windows 10 new dword Windows 10 DisplayLastLogonInfo Windows 10 show last logon information

That's it. You are done. Log out from your Windows 10 session and sign in back. Windows 10 sign out

The first time you will see the following screen: Windows 10 last logon information 1

After the second logon, you will see another screen: Windows 10 last logon information 2

Use Winaero Tweaker to avoid Registry editing

You can use Winaero Tweaker to avoid Registry editing. Do it as follows.

  1. Download Winaero Tweaker.
  2. Run it and go to Boot and Logon\Show Last Logon Info: Winaero Tweaker last logon info
  3. Tick the checkbox to enable this feature.

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Being able to see the last logon information is a nice security measure. It can inform you if someone else tried to use your account.

11 thoughts on “Show the last logon information at every logon in Windows 10

  1. Tanmoy Das

    Indeed, I have tried this on Windows 8.1 but I will try this on my Windows 10 also. Thanks

    Reply
  2. David

    Don’t works here on Win 91. with Media Center 64 Bit. The Verbose Logon enabled works but last Logon Inof not will try manually in Registry.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      What is Win 91?

      Reply
      1. Some Random Guy

        Windows 91 xD
        There’s no such thing as Windows 91.
        Even if you meant 95 or 98, this is for Windows 10.
        LOL

        Reply
  3. Gary G

    After the “Show Last Logon Info” -tweak, Windows 10 does not display the date of the previous login, but always the current login time. Where could this phenomenon come from?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Must be a bug in the os. Unfortunately, bugs in Windows 10 are not a surprise these days.

      Reply
  4. Gary G

    To whom this bug could be useful?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Any bugs in software are useless and annoying.

      Reply
  5. Gary G

    Is there any other ways to detect that your computer is used in your absence?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Windows Event Log can tell you everything.

      Reply
  6. Gary G

    Its so fucing coplicated to run around with all those event logs ect. “Show last logon info” page is so simple and clear. I think there is no way to fix this issue. Compromised Win 10 is compromised Win 10 and dot.

    Reply

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