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#1 TxTrapper

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 04:08 PM

When I was re-installing Windows 7 on my Dell Desktop I mistakenly placed my Windows Key

into the "Users Name" (pic A) during setup.  I was able to change my user name in Control Panel (pic B)

successfully.  Now I want to change the user name in Local (C:) > Users > to the same name "OwnersPC"

How can I accomplish this?

 

thanks,

 

Tx

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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 04:27 PM

I think you're going to have to create from scratch the user account you really want, admin level.  then delete the Windows Key name account.  While you changed the "surface name," the foundation name is still the Windows key "name."


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 04:36 PM

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2454362

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/19834.how-to-rename-a-windows-7-user-account-and-related-profile-folder.aspx



#4 TxTrapper

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:43 PM

naaissus I got to here, what next?  

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:50 PM

Expand "Profile List" and try to find folder with reg key "ProfileImagePath" set to "C:\Users\[your windows key]".
Double-click "ProfileImagePath" and change it's value to "C:\Users\OwnersPC".


Edited by naaissus, 27 January 2016 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:30 PM

I would have just created a new profile...and deleted the other.

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:35 PM

How's this look?  Restart next?

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 10:48 PM

First it's OwnersPC now it's OptiplexPC? :scratchhead:  Duh...  Did I miss something?



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:27 AM

Fixed, thanks everyone.

 

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:37 AM

First it's OwnersPC now it's OptiplexPC? :scratchhead:  Duh...  Did I miss something?

 

I had to create a new profile, new administrator account.  ☺

 

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 02:20 PM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

 

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