Logging On to Windows 7 with LogMeIn

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Posted on March 21, 2009 7:14 PM in Computers
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Despite what some might have you believe, logging on to a Windows 7 machine using LogMeIn is pretty easy. In fact, a comment on the aforelinked post sets the story straight.

Whereas you might be used to logging in with only your Windows username and password, Windows 7 requires a combination of the computer name and your username, and then the typical password. So if your computer is named "Boba" and your username is "Fett," you'd log in with "Boba\Fett" instead of just "Fett."

When you don't include the computer name, you'll get an error message that isn't very helpful, telling you that the supplied username and password combination is incorrect. Add the computer name, and you should be in like Flint.

Comments

Mike McGilton on May 03, 2009 at 10:37 PM:

Thank you so much. I mean really, this helped a lot!

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debbie on May 07, 2009 at 11:11 PM:

Yours was the answer I spent all week searching for. Thank you!

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Ry on July 10, 2010 at 8:32 AM:

This did not work for me. Ive tried that format as well as with domainusername (since I'm on a domain), but neither works. All my XP computers work. :(

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idlugkuq on May 15, 2017 at 5:23 AM:

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