CurrentUser (string value) shows USERNAME


  1. Posts : 472
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    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
       #2

    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
       #3

    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.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 8,093
    windows 10
       #4

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

    The same key exists in W7.

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

    Thanks all!
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