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Turning Computer On or Restarting - Weird login?

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Turning Computer On or Restarting - Weird login?


    I wanted to get spiffy with my new Windows 8 and tried renaming my computer to "myName-PC" instead of what I originally put when I installed windows 8 which was just "myName".

    It asked me to restart my computer and I did. It then tried to login into "Other User" account instead of my live account. It said wrong password, so I switched and entered my password for my live account. Did another restart and same problem. Pretty obvious it was from the computer name change. I changed it back to the original computer name and it's sort of fixed. Now it says "Logging into 'Other User' " for about 2 seconds and then switches to "Logging into myName" - which is my live account.

    Not a big deal now but I don't know where this "other user" is coming from. I checked and this is the only account of this computer and the guest account is disabled.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 18,981
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)

    Hello Boots, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with the "Other User" account at sign in. It's for Windows 7, but is the same in Windows 8.

    Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
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