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  1.    06 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 7
    windows 1o

    forgot my userid


    I cannot remember my userid in win 10. It was always preloaded in win 7 so didnt think about it.
    Any ideas? Please, it is awful.
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  2.    06 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,369
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Userid or password?

    Userid will show on the login screen.
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  3.    06 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 7
    windows 1o
    Thread Starter

    It doesn't. It shows that I am logging in to JOE-PC and asks for a username.
    Guess I should have been clearer. I can't seem to remember my user name.
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  4.    07 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Joe? Or perhaps JOE?

    Windows appends "-PC" to the initial user ID, not sure if case sensitive.
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  5.    07 Feb 2016 #5
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    windows 1o
    Thread Starter

    I have tried all combinations I can think of.
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  6.    07 Feb 2016 #6
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    Thread Starter

    Do I need to take it somewhere? Just frustrated.
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  7.    07 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,808
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    You could try to open a Command Prompt at Boot.

    When you have the prompt enter
    Code:
    C:
    cd C:\Users
    dir
    That will tell you the user folders on your PC which in Windows 7 were the same as the user IDs if I remember rightly.
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  8.    07 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 39,859
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    You could try to open a Command Prompt at Boot.

    When you have the prompt enter
    Code:
    C:
    cd C:\Users
    dir
    That will tell you the user folders on your PC which in Windows 7 were the same as the user IDs if I remember rightly.
    Not sure if that would work, as Windows 10 cuts off any word more than 5 letters in the user folder.
    Plus mine is completely different than what's in my user folder.....
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  9.    07 Feb 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Not sure if that would work, as Windows 10 cuts off any word more than 5 letters in the user folder.
    I think he upgraded from 7 (that is how I read the first post anyway) so wouldn't the user ID remain the same as in 7? Windows 7 didn't have microsoft accounts so the user id = user folder name I thought.

    I'm not sure as my name is only 4 long anyway but it should give you first 5 which might be a clue

    If not another way is through regedit from the command prompt at boot but that is a bit more involved.

    Open regedit, load the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE hive (as described here) and call it SOFTWARETemp for example. Then look in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARETemp\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\
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  10.    07 Feb 2016 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 39,859
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I think he upgraded from 7 (that is how I read the first post anyway) so wouldn't the user ID remain the same as in 7? Windows 7 didn't have microsoft accounts so the user id = user folder name I thought.

    I'm not sure as my name is only 4 long anyway but it should give you first 5 which might be a clue

    If not another way is through regedit from the command prompt at boot but that is a bit more involved.

    Open regedit, load the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE hive (as described here) and call it SOFTWARETemp for example. Then look in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARETemp\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\
    Hmmmm I will have to look at my 2nd computer than, I never did a clean install on that machine. This one is a clean install, so windows changed my user name, it cut off the last 3 letters/digits in my user folder.


    I like your idea for opening the registry thou, but some folks are not very good looking or changing their registry. I'm always in their....messing around.....I'm going to look at my other computer....

    Your Right!!! As long as the user didn't do a clean install when he upgraded the user name is NOT changed!!!
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