By "logon" do you mean:
a. logging on locally at the Vista computer?
b. connecting over the network to another Vista computer?
If you did not define a password to the user account created during initial
installation and have not created any new user accounts, then logging on
locally should be automatic, so I'll assume you mean b - connecting over the
network to another computer. If your user account does have a password or
you have defined additional user accounts, the user name(s) will appear on
the Welcome panel.
1. to find out what user account you are currently logged on with:
a. Start, Run, key
2. by default, you can not connect to a Vista computer over the network
using a user account that does not have a password. This is the same as for
Windows XP (at least XP Professional - not certain about XP Home). For more
information about this see the thread "Partition sharing through network" in
the newsgroup microsoft.public.windows.vista.general.
3. to create a password for the currently logged on user account, press
Ctrl+Alt+Del, select Change Password. If this account does not yet have a
password, just leave the Old password box empty.
4. to view, add, delete or change user accounts (e.g. set the password),
a. Start, right click Computer, select Manage [click Continue OR key an
adminstrative user account and password], expand Local Users and Groups,
b. Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, Manage User Accounts
c. Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, Give other users access to this
Note: usernames are NOT case sensitive, but passwords are.
Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing
It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
"Dan G Russ" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have 2 computers on my vista network (x86 -x64). When trying to logon to
>either one I am prompted for user/pass. Where do I set this up? Or where do
>I find my username for either computer? I entered a username (no password)
>during installation on both computers but can't remember what they are. Any
>help is appreciated. Thanks.