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Task Manager showing wrong user name next to processes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pirwzy, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. Pirwzy

    Pirwzy Thread Starter

    Jul 29, 2006
    When I look at the Processes tab of the Task Manager, the User Name displayed is not for my currently logged-in account ('Josh'). It is showing the User Name of the other account on this machine ('Matt'), even after I have deleted that account.

    This happened after I was told to create a new Administrator account before I could create the normal account that would be 'Matt'. I create the new Admin account and named it 'Josh' then from the new admin account I created the 'Matt' account, which is a normal user account. Ever since this, the Task Manager always shows 'Matt' for processes.

    Also, when I do things like install new programs and the installer asks for the first user name (a field the OS automatically fills with the User Name for the current account) it autofills with 'Matt'.

    I've no idea why Windows is doing this, and I'm asking if there is anything I can do to fix it. If no one knows why it's doing this but can provide me with a fix then I'll be perfectly happy.

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