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Windows 7: how to retrive forgotten username :D

14 Oct 2010   #1
jbgerhar

windows 7 64bit
 
 
how to retrive forgotten username :D

Well, a friend of mine have actually forgot he's username after a restart, he knows the password but how can he retrive the username to log in? it's the only user on the computer and ofcourse administrator.. Windows 7 Ultimate OS


please help


Best Regards
Jack


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14 Oct 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Isn't the name under the picture icon when you reboot Windows 7??? Just click the icon and type the password??? I must be missing something here.
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14 Oct 2010   #3
jbgerhar

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I wich it were that simple he needs to write it aswell of some unknown reason
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14 Oct 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Ok, then the simplest way is to boot in to recovery mode and look in the Users directory for the name.

OR

Boot off a CD that will give you access to the Windows 7 drive and look up the name. You can use any of the Live Linux CDs, WinPE, BartPE, or the windows recovery CD. -WS
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14 Oct 2010   #5
jbgerhar

windows 7 64bit
 
 

cheers!thx alot for help... gonna tell him to try it out or maybe go myself thx again
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