CurrentUser (string value) shows USERNAME

  1. Posts : 472
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    CurrentUser (string value) shows USERNAME

    Hi all. in "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control" There is a string value key called "CurrentUser" in that key it says "USERNAME" ChatGPT said by default it should not have anything in that key at all. My Win username is not USERNAME. So why does it not show my name? Can you guys check if it's empty on your Windows 10 Pro or if it also says USERNAME? CurrentUser (string value) shows USERNAME-skaermbild-2023-03-17-204403.png
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  2. Posts : 68,816
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hey mate,

    It shows USERNAME for me as well there.
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  3. Posts : 16,895
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    BlackVen0m said:
    ChatGPT said by default it should not have anything in that key at all.
    You are not the first to find that ChatGPT has provided the wrong info.

    I also have USERNAME in that entry. I am on Windows 10 Home.

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  4. Posts : 8,093
    windows 10

    Its often set by a OEM install so its a standard install
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  5. Posts : 757
    Windows 7

    The same key exists in W7.

    If you believe this site, it's a legacy placeholder.
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  6. Posts : 472
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks all!
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