Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I found following record in the windows event log:

Application popup: Windows : Other people are logged on to this computer. Shutting down Windows might cause them to lose data.

Do you want to continue shutting down?

I wonder is it possible to get username of that who tried to login and got that message.

share|improve this question
Doesn't the event log record have a user account attached to it? – Harry Johnston Aug 20 '12 at 21:17
@HarryJohnston, no – misha nesterenko Aug 21 '12 at 7:47

I have found this to happen when I have more than one profile logged in on my computer (administrator and guest, for example). It means you have launched 2 profiles. The other person is the person who used that profile (it might be you).

share|improve this answer
The other person is definitely not me :). That is why I want to know if it is possible find that other user. – misha nesterenko Aug 20 '12 at 13:48
Who else is using your computer? – Xavierjazz Aug 20 '12 at 13:50
If you are the administrator, put a password on the other profiles. – Xavierjazz Aug 20 '12 at 13:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.