Accounts :: Change Username Displayed At Logon Screen

Jul 13, 2014

I do a lot of remote administration after hours and I often login as an admin user into client workstations to fix various issues. One thing that I do to eliminate confusion is to edit the registry of a Win7 machine and change the HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAuthenticationLogonUILastLoggedOnUser registry value back to the user's username.

That way inattentive users don't keep trying their password with the Admin username when they attempt to login the next day. I see that Windows 8 has the same key, but changing that value doesn't appear to "stick". It appears to be overwritten when you logout/reboot/shutdown. I've also tried deleting the SAM entries in the same key, but that seems to have no effect. I've seen several posts on how to show all users or none on the logon screen, but I'm trying to minimize the changes that end users will experience (complain about). I'm also hoping for a solution that will work with both domain and non-domain joined computers.

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Accounts :: Default Logon Account (Admin) Gives Error Message - Username Or Password Incorrect

Jul 31, 2014

I had a new Windows 8.1 Pro system installed. Was able to logon to it with no problem. The computer name was OWNER. Changed it to what my previous computer was named. Now during startup the Admin logon gives the following message:

The user name or password is incorrect. Try again.

When I click on 'OK' I'm presented with a signon screen with Admin as the user name. No password that I enter works. When I lookup the signon accounts Admin is NOT one of them.

Listed the user accounts and found the following item for Admin:


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Jan 30, 2014

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Jun 25, 2014

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Jun 30, 2013

When setting up Windows 8 64-bit Pro on the page titled "Sign in to your PC" I choose the sign into my Microsoft account as opposed to "Sign in without Microsoft Account". Big mistake. It created a username called dwmad_000 which is part of my email address used for that Microsoft account.

To amend this username to one of choice, I changed the name in my online Microsoft account and also from C.Panel created a local account. I now have both in Windows Explorer but the default one is always dwmad_000.

How to get rid of dwmad_000 or change it permanently to First Name Last Name and sycn the 2.

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Jun 27, 2013

I've previously set my Windows 8 machine to auto logon without entering my password.

But since then, I've changed the password for the account via hotmail, and now, whenever I turn on my machine it fails to logon with an error that my password is incorrect.

How do I change the stored password to my new password so that it will auto logon again?

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Dec 19, 2013

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Jul 30, 2014

I recently upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. It was fine until I decided to change my account to a microsoft account.

After logging out and restarting, I could not see my user on the log on screen. It still showed up in Control Panel and PC Settings after logging in as another Admin.

To try to fix this I created a new user and was going to copy files into it but this new user didn't show up either.

Is this a Win 8.1 bug or is there something you have to do?

I can always revert to Windows 8 because I backed up my computer before updating but I would not prefer this.

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Jan 26, 2014

i had activated guest acc. from control panel ,it was going well since last 2-3 days ,the guest account wont show on logon screen.

it only shows my account which is admin.

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Mar 15, 2013

(The following terms are translated from German, but perhaps not correctly)

At present I try to familiarize with Windows 8 with a new Toshiba Laptop.

There exists only one user with the name Helmut. I created a local account with the name "Helmut". But in the folder-display Computer --> xxx(C: ) --> users appear only the two folders "Public" and "TOSHIBA". I tried with execute --> control userpassword2 --> properties to change the name (from TOSHIBA to Helmut), but again in the folder-structure remains "TOSHIBA".

How can I change the display of this name to the name of the user (e.g. to "Helmut")? Perhaps in the registry? But where?

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Nov 22, 2013

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How to change the username of the super administrator?

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Jun 2, 2013

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Accounts :: Win 8.1 - Users Must Enter Username And Password?

Nov 7, 2013

I have four computers running Windows 8.1

On three the User Accounts dialog box has the phrase, "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." I have deselected that box and entered the passwords and now I log in automatically.

But on one computer in the User Accounts dialog box there is no phrase, "Users must enter..." and there is not box to deselect.

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Accounts :: How To Retrieve Administrator Username And Password

Mar 2, 2014

just yesterday I bought a new desktop PC which run with Windows 8.At my first startup of Win 8, the PC asked me a registration on Microsoft website and a creation of administrator account.When I did the second startup, Win 8 asked me to write the administrator password, but my password doesn't run, and also the PC's name is the same of my e-mail address and not the name that I had chose with my first registration. So I think I made some mistake during registration and also now for me it's impossible even know the e-mail address used for the administator account registration.On Microsoft's website I haven't found information for recover account name (the email) and password.Before switch off the PC for the first time, fortunately I created a second account (user) on my PC, so now I have the access to the PC only like user and not like administator.How I can solve this situation?I haven't an important file of software on my PC (because is new and I have not had time for install nothing!).

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Sep 15, 2014

There is a screen - I don't know its proper name - it's the screen where you go to choose a user account to log in. This is the same screen you see when you want to 'switch user.'

How do I change the background color of this screen?

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Aug 22, 2013

I got this error message "Setting the account picture failed, please try again". I need to know how to fix this, i got this error after i browsed the pic i wanted to use.

Here's the screenshot, I'm not using a pirated copy of this OS.

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Mar 28, 2014

I have recently set up a Win 8.1 notebook and from a cold boot Win comes up with a confusion by showing part of my email address as user (a hangover from a MS account) but, after saying that the username is incorrect, then allows me to enter my local account / network creds.

I decided that, since the machine could go on the road from time to time, I would reintroduce the need for username and password. I would like to tidy up this mixed-up situation by having to enter my local account details and not have this 'error' message from dear old MS pop up. Having part of my email address appear on bootup is hardly useful in terms of security.

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Sep 15, 2014

I had recently activated my Administrator's account on Windows 8. But I was tired of having to put in the password each time and I made it where it would bypass that by hitting the windows key plus the x key then clicking on the Command Prompt (Admin). I put in "control userpasswords2" and hit 'enter', then I unticked the box that says "Users must enter username and password to use this computer" then click apply and restarted my computer.

I need more privacy on my computer and I want to have it where people have to sign in with the user name and password to use my computer. But when I do all the same things and tick the box again that says users have to use the username and password etc... it doesn't seem to work. It still doesn't require my username and password.

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Jun 12, 2013

My friend has Win 8 64-bit installed via his assembler.

In his C: drive (OS drive) shows as C:UserHome..unlike mine one which is C:UserTroy <my name>

He wants his user name to replace the "Home" user.

How to achieve this and hope this will not impact the already installed progs?

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Accounts :: User Profile Service Failed Logon

Mar 15, 2014

For some reason my computer loads slowly. I log in then black screen with mouse only can be seen. it takes <10 seconds for explorer.exe to appear. I searched for fix and found that it can be fixed by creating new profile. So, I went ahead and created profile. Logged off my current one and find this error when trying to load the new one. "User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded".

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Aug 28, 2014

I created a new account on Windows 8.1. The login attempt resulted in a "The User Profile Service failed the logon" error.

Attempted the standard registry fix (linked below). However, a SID key does not exist for the new account.

I've tried deleting the account, recreating, recreating in safe mode. Same error at login.

Standard The User Profile Service failed the logon error fix.

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Nov 20, 2012

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After a restart, Windows Explorer was not launching, so I opened task manager and did a sfc /scannow. After a reboot, I get to the Windows 8 boot menu (I have a dual-boot on this HDD with win7), and then the screen just turns on and off every few seconds, with the numlock light flickering with the screen.

I tried using the automatic repair, both from the boot menu and from a backup USB, but it does not detect anything. and I still have the same issue.

I restored the backups of uxtheme.dll, uxinit.dll, and themeui.dll, but that didn't work either.

Attached is my ntbtlog.txt.

There is no BSOD, the HDD keeps on spinning a few minutes after boot, and the numlock keeps on flashing. Anything else I can do from my win7 install? I'm currently trying to delete the theme.

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I do remember that I was fiddling with some display options (changing items sizes) but I did restore them back to the default options. Just updated my nvidia drivers but that didn't solve the issue either.

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Sep 15, 2014

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