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How To Change Username In Vista?


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#1 robert77

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:48 PM

Earler this year my girlfriend purchased a Toshiba laptop running Vista. The motherboard failed within a week and since she was busy I was the one who took it into tech support for replacement. Unfortunately they reinstalled Vista with my name instead of hers.

I changed the admin account name in the control panel to hers, changed the computer name in control panel, and used regedit to change the registered owner as well, but my name still crops up. Whenever you open the task manager I'm listed as the "user name" in the processes listing and the user listing. And at the command prompt the default directory structure is C:\Users\Robert.

I've searched around and have been unable to find a solution - does one exist aside from completely reinstalling Vista?

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:50 PM

Create another administrator account with your girlfriends name on it.
Copy over the data that you want to save (from the Robert profile to the new profile)
Test the new profile to ensure that it does what you want it to.
Then delete the Robert profile completely.
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