How to Remove Sign Out Option

If you click on your user name in the Start menu, you will see the “Sign out” option.

If you do not want this option, then you can remove it.

In this post, you will see the steps to do it. Remember that when you remove the option, you will also not see it in the Power user menu and Shut Down Windows pop-up, which you see when you press Alt + F4.

I’m using Windows 10 here. Let’s get started.

Remove Sign Out Option 

You can do this task in two ways. Pick the one you like.

Method #1

Type gpedit.msc in the Run Box and then hit the Enter key.

Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.

Double-click on “Remove Logoff on the Start Menu.”

Select Enabled and click OK.

Restart the computer.

That’s all.

Note: You can add this option by following the steps above and selecting Not Configured and Disabled.

Method #2

Open the Registry Editor. I suggest that you back up the Registry before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Provide the name as StartMenuLogoff and then hit the Enter key.

Double-click this and provide 1 in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

Restart your PC.

That’s all.

Note that you can add this option and all you need to do is delete the DWORD you’ve created above or change the value from 1 to 0. Restart your computer.

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