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LoneWolf

Windows 8? Don't name your default user "User"

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LoneWolf

I can't make this stuff up.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3053711

 

The solution?  Use the reverse-Nike troubleshooting method; "Just don't do it."

 

EDIT:  Actually, don't let any username contain the word "user" even.

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Trig0r

I've seen a few machines with the string user in over the years, not as recent as 8.1 though..

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LoneWolf

Wow, that's ... wow. 

 

Looks like it's been around for a while, too:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/taskhostexe-dfpcommondll-thread-high-cpu/c16ce12f-5bc4-4f59-9e08-7404c554a8e5

 

But then again, who names their account "user"?

 

If your name is Hauser (just an example)

 

Of course, if your name is Hauser, you should probably get your @$$ to Mars.

 

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itGeeks

wholly crap batman, That's insane. I can remember times when this happen but it got flushed out just don't remember how, I have used the words "user" in the name in some cases such as HTPC User so I guess it's time for me to clean that up.

 

Thanks for the info....

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Drashna Jaelre

Personally, i use "HTPC" for all of my HTPC user accounts. Because it's a domain account. :)

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itGeeks

Makes sense to me and that's y I use HTPC for the name as well, I just need to omit the "user" from the name and all will be well.

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ShadowPeo

What no more L[ocal]USER account :(

 

In all seriousness, I have seen this (using user as the account name) a lot. It's an interesting issue. Have to keep it in mind

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jmwills

If you need a local account, name it the same as the Host name.

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