how to remove computer name from windows 7

December 24, 2010 at 20:32:00
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,
I am using windows 7. The problem is as below:
when trying to use specific links from specific websites websites asking for user name and password & a pop up window comes up.
But the user name for Windows 7 is taking as COMPUTER_NAME/User name which results invalid credentials.
In XP the pop up window takes only User name and password which actually allowing me to access the link,
Can I make it same as in XP so that in Windows 7 when the pop up window comes up it shoud take User name only and not COMPUTER-NAME/User name??

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#1
December 25, 2010 at 08:34:14
I don't know what sites you are browsing that are asking those kinds of questions but I wouldn't supply it myself.

Perhaps I misunderstood the question?


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#2
December 25, 2010 at 08:42:12
Actually I am trying to access some WBT from a internal portal. I have my ID and Password. But when the pop up comes up asking user name and password then it forcefully places Compter-name\username. I want to remove this. I want the box should not take this computername or domain name into the user name.
Say my user name 123 and computer name COMPTERX the user name automatically comes as
COMPUTERX \Username
Password:


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#3
December 25, 2010 at 09:03:34
I am still not clear on the issue. Are you part of a domain and you don't have access?

Does WBT stand for Web BAsed Training?


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#4
December 25, 2010 at 09:55:19
Yes. It is Web based Training. I have access to that WBT (portal having WBT) but I am in my local PC rather in my personal laptop. Earlier with XP I used to use this WBT from the portal using my log in credentials to that site.

But in WIN-7 I am not able to do so because instead of only user name it is forcefully taking Computername/username instead of only user name.
Assume Id : 123 Computer name : COMPUTERX
Now user id becomes COMPUTERX\123
In XP it used to take as only 123 however my I/P is always 123.
Did you get my point?


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#5
December 25, 2010 at 11:00:15
You may need to get your IT folks to help with that. The training is at a cost is it not? Hence the additional security. I could be wrong about that. Sorry if I am of no help to you.

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#6
December 25, 2010 at 18:46:50
Its ok.my question is why it is showing for win-7 when it was ok with XP. I have user id and password, but the way it is taking user name is bit odd due to which I am unable to log in. Can I stop system to take it as Domain name\Username

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#7
December 25, 2010 at 20:12:03
The computer is also different, isn't it?

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#8
December 25, 2010 at 21:40:16
I believe you are using Internet Explorer. I believe there is an option under tools>internet options>(probably) advanced tab that will set to pre-fill out forms. Look for any options for pre-filling forms or user ID's and change those settings. If you still have trouble, just download Mozilla Firefox and use that instead, that will fix the issue more definitely since It is your browser doing it and not Windows 7. (I use Firefox)

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