windows 7 safe mode

with winXP in safe mode, you didn't have to know the computer name to sign in.
with windows 7 if you don't know the computer name and say for instance, the last sign in was onto a domain, how do you sign in?
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JeffBeallAsked:
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TeargasCommented:
use local administrator.
AaronCommented:
If you choose "safe mode w/ networking"; you have the ability to use your domain credentials.

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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
i know you use the local admin, but if the last login was on the domain, it will think you are trying to sign in as the admin of the domain, not the local admin.
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AaronCommented:
If you need to use the local admin, but you don't know the computer name you can try the following:
1) logon using "safe mode with networking" (domain credentials)
       -Right click "computer" and go to properties to get the computer name
       -Restart and go into normal "safe mode" then logon using  "computername"\administrator

       
johnb6767Commented:
If the Local User is John....

.\John

Should get you local......

JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you.
AmbientITCommented:
If you choose to change user and then type "Administrator" it will default to the local computer name and not the domain thus showing you what it is. I have used this trick often.
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