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Default logon acccount (Admin) gives error message

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    Default logon acccount (Admin) gives error message

    I had a new Windows 8.1 Pro system installed. Was able to logon to it with no problem. The computer name was OWNER. Changed it to what my previous computer was named. Now during startup the Admin logon gives the following message:

    The user name or password is incorrect. Try again.

    When I click on 'OK' I'm presented with a signon screen with Admin as the user name. No password that I enter works. When I lookup the signon accounts Admin is NOT one of them.
    Listed the user accounts and found the following item for Admin:


    Any idea on how to fix this problem.

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  2. #2

    Do you mean you changed the Computer Name from Owner to JAMESGATEWAY-PC or that you renamed the login account name from Owner to something else?

    What folders show under C:\Users?
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  3. #3

    I think this is your problem:

    Are you on a " DOMAIN "?

    I think you didn't change the computer name, you entered the desired computer name into the Domain Entry by accident.

    If you can get back into this change it back.
    Last edited by pcgeek11; 06 Aug 2014 at 03:05. Reason: Add Information.
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Default logon acccount (Admin) gives error message
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