Windows 10: Reanamed "Computer", now 2 of "Me" at login screen. Solved

  1.    14 Jan 2017 #1

    Reanamed "Computer", now 2 of "Me" at login screen.


    I tried to rename computer and now there's two entries in log in screen. That new one is set as default and wouldn't accept any password but original (normal) one does. Long in is set on auto but still have to chose between those 2 when starting/restarting.
    I can't find that new one anywhere to disable/delete it. Not in Users or any other place for handling accounts.
    How to get rid of or where to find it ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 11,023
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jan 2017 #2

    Not knowing if this is what happened in your case, but what you describe occasionally happens when Windows is set up to sign in automatically to a user account and then computer name is changed.

    The reason is that a full username as long as Windows is concerned is different than username from user's point of view; Mike in your case or Kari in mine are usernames for most we do and need to use a username for but actually they are just user profile names. For Windows the username is ComputerName\UserProfileName.

    On laptop I am writing this for instance my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari, even when I am in fact using a Microsoft account. Three different things: my Windows sign-in user account is a Microsoft account me@AnEmailProvider.com, my user profile name is Kari, my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari.

    Long story short, that other you which does not accept your password is doing so because it is user OldComputerName\Mike. That computer name is no longer valid making the username invalid.

    I've seen the duplicate using old computer name as part of full username going away when Windows after computer name change is then set to sign in automatically with a local admin account. Restart and remove automatic sign in and see if it works.

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Jan 2017 #3

    Tnx, Kari, I thought I did it before but it didn't take or something. I set it to ask for password, restarted and than set it again not to ask for and it Booted right into right place. What confused me is that I couldn't find that "Other Me" anywhere, not in Users folder, netplwiz or thru control userpasswords2, user accounts or even registry.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 11,023
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jan 2017 #4

    CountMike said: View Post
    What confused me is that I couldn't find that "Other Me" anywhere, not in Users folder, netplwiz or thru control userpasswords2, user accounts or even registry.
    That's logical: by renaming the computer, user OldComputerName\Mike became obsolete and invalid, non existing. For some reason Windows was a bit confused and showed it in sign-in / user selection screen but for all purposes that user did not exist anymore.

    Why the confusion, that's a question I have no answer for. I've made my peace with Windows accepting the fact that Windows is female and as such as difficult to fully comprehend than it is to understand a woman
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    14 Jan 2017 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    That's logical: by renaming the computer, user OldComputerName\Mike became obsolete and invalid, non existing. For some reason Windows was a bit confused and showed it in sign-in / user selection screen but for all purposes that user did not exist anymore.

    Why the confusion, that's a question I have no answer for. I've made my peace with Windows accepting the fact that Windows is female and as such as difficult to fully comprehend than it is to understand a woman
    I see your point, just as finicky !!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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