Having come into possession (completely legally) of a second-hand laptop, I find I am being continuously reminded of the ex-user. The name is peppered throughout the system.
We also have a second PC in the house, and when we set up the shared computer homegroup it is the ex-user's name that has appeared as the connection, ie: MY-LAPTOP/ex-user (in as much as I have been able to alter the name of the laptop to my own, but cannot seem to clear the name of the ex-user.)
Now, I notice that there seems to be a dominant folder residing in C:Users. It is the ex-users name, with a little padlock. Inside that folder I revealed a hidden folder titled AppData, with dozens of folders inside that. My feeling is that this is the folder with connections to everywhere else. A search with RegEdit turns up the ex-user's name dozens of times and it is always associated with this folder.
Is there a solution to this problem? Perhaps, can I change the name of this folder to my own (in one simple and clean move which I am overlooking?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.