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Cant log in my windows 7 computer after removing it from domain to workgroup

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December 13, 2011 1:42:01 PM
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
December 13, 2011 2:36:45 PM

You have to use a local account name and password, the one from the domain won't work any more because it's no longer a member of the domain.
a b $ Windows 7
December 13, 2011 2:53:11 PM

yep, you will have to type in the localmachinename\username to get things back to normal. Most likely an Administrator acct. with a password.
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
December 13, 2011 7:35:10 PM

Actually on a workgroup or standalone machine you don't need to use the "computername\" prefix with the account name. You only need that on a machine that's a member of a domain when you want to tell it that you're logging on to a local account instead of a domain account.

Of course if the machine still THINKS it's supposed to be in the domain (i.e., if by "removed from the domain" the OP means it was disconnected from the domain network but not actually demoted to a workgroup machine) then yes, he will need to use the prefix.