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TO CHANGE OWNER NAME


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#1 kdmj2003

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:34 PM

HI,
HOW TO CHANGE THE NEW OWNER/USER NAME OF THE COMPUTER AND ALL THE RELATED FILES FOR WINDOWS XP,VISTA AND WINDOWS 7?


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:37 PM

Not sure profile work the same in every O/S you mentioned, but this is what I think about XP profiles.

Changing the name of the computer, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295017.

Changing user names...involves changing user profiles. The files reflected under Documents & Settings take their cues from the user profiles created. If you delete the user profile, then (I believe) that you can delete the related Dosc & Settings folders. When a new user profile is created, a new set of Docs & Settings folders are created for that user.

I don't believe that changing the names of the users...will eliminate the old names in the Docs & Settings folders. My understanding is that the old, unwanted user profile must be deleted.

Beyond that, I can't tell you anything useful about such...never tried it.

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Edited by hamluis, 24 January 2010 - 08:37 PM.


#3 garmanma

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:20 PM

Are you talking about buying a used computer and changing the owners name?

How to Change Name and Company Information After You Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...A=1&SD=HSCH

Be Careful: This is a registry Edit

Edited by garmanma, 24 January 2010 - 10:20 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:09 PM

thanks for help

it solved my problem

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:38 PM

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