How Do I Find My Windows Username?

Looking for your Windows username? Windows operating systems make it relatively easy for users to locate their usernames. You’ll be able to find your Windows username on any OS with this helpful guide from Shartega. Through Windows’ user-friendly navigation, most tasks are fairly easy to perform for novice users. This guide will take you through the basics to help you find your Windows username without any difficulty.

You can also check out some of the other Windows guides we offer to help you perform basic tasks or find a specific item in your systems. Regardless of your IT needs, here at Shartega we work to provide you with everything you require to maintain efficiency of operation and navigate your operating systems.

In order to find your Windows username, please follow these steps:

Find Your Windows XP Operating System Username

  1. Press and hold the Ctrl and Alt keys then press the Delete key (simultaneously) to open the Windows Security window.
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  2. Under Logon Information it will say:  You are logged on as <Domain or Computer Name>\Username.  You only have to provide the username.  For example, if it says “You are logged on as “ABCCORP\JDOE”, you only have to provide us with “JDOE”.
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Find Your Windows Vista/7/8 Operating System Username

  1. Press and hold the Ctrl and Shift keys then press the Escape key (simultaneously) to open the Task Manager window.
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  2. Click on the Users tab.  The username will be located in the User column.  Provide the username that is listed as “Active” in the Status column.  For example, you would provide “JDOE” as the user below.
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For additional assistance with other tasks using Windows operating systems, you can check out some of the other guides we have created for Windows users, whether you need help finding your Windows username or computer name. You can also learn more about our managed IT services, which can help you maximize efficiency in the workplace while cutting down on IT expenses.