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Windows 7: Log On with User Name and Password

16 Jun 2015   #90

64bit Windows 8.1 pro
it works in windows 8.1 also

mine does not lock out because im on windows 8.1 so it would not affect with it i just type my real email but this tutorial works the same way with windows 8.1 and 8

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16 Jun 2015   #91

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Blackant, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep. Here's the Windows 8.1 version of this tutorial below.

Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8
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16 Sep 2015   #92

Windows 7 professional 64-bit
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Sorry if this is too old. I just tried this on a Windows 7 Home Premium PC using the manual method to change the registry entry. This PC has 4 users: 2 admins and 2 standard, all in a Workgroup. I was logged into an admin account where the user had changed the name on his account. After the registry change, I was not able to log in as this user any longer, but I was able to log in as the other admin.

I tested this quite a lot, and my conclusion is that you need a clean profile where the name has not been changed, and I suspect that the user in the profile needs a password. Regardless, I really like the solution you provided (Brink) and am very impressed with your patience and skills. I'm going to create a new profile for the one that couldn't log in and I feel confident this will work fine.

Hope this helps a bit. Have you found any additional info for those experiencing a problem with this?

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16 Sep 2015   #93

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Paul, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's correct, and was my findings as well. Changing the user name of an account will not work for this since the account is still referenced by the original name.

It's best to create a new account with the user name you want instead.
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