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#1 MoonPower

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:09 AM

Last night or this AM something happened to my pc. When I start it, it shows someone else's name, not mine. When I go to Control Panel / User accounts it states that the account has administrator rights and is password protected. I feel like someone is messing with me here. I ran Avast and Malwarebytes and all is clear. I went into my Microsoft account and saw the wrong name there. I edited it to my name and I thought everything would be okay. Nope. I still get the wrong name on startup. I have my pc to bypass the password at startup so I can get down to my business. Aside from that everything seems okay. Does anyone know how I can change the name permanently? I get the wrong name for just about 2 seconds before it goes to my desktop. I may have to live with it this way. Thanks for your help.  


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:51 AM

Press the Windows key OS4o0pO.png  and the R key to open the Run box.

 

When the Run box opens type in control, then press OK.  This will open the Control Panel.

 

Select System, then click/tap on Changes Settings.

 

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You will see a image similar to the one below.   Delete t he name found there and type in the name you want.  Click/tap Apply, then OK.

 

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:10 AM

I am unclear here.   It appears that the OP is saying that the name that is appearing that is associated with their Microsoft Account linked Windows 10 user account on the lock/login screen is not what it once was.

 

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This is controlled at the level of the Microsoft Account, and whatever you change your name to should show up after the computer is Restarted or shut down and powered up provided Fast Startup is not enabled.

 

If my reading is correct have no idea how this name would change absent someone going into the account and editing it.  I would be concerned that my account had been accessed in that case.  It is entirely possible, though, that if one made a change, even months ago, and Fast Startup is enabled and the Restart command had not been used in the interim that a change made to the Name in the Microsoft Account would not show up until an actual Restart was done.

 


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:09 AM

dc3 and britechguy,

     I really don't understand it, but my problem is fixed. I got my name back upon startup. I just changed the Full computer name to "My name's PC"  (my real name) and then I restarted my pc and my name was back. Thanks. :bounce:



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:23 AM

I'm glad to hear that you got this sorted out.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:02 PM

MoonPower,

 

           Glad to hear that the problem has resolved.   If you are willing, would you please post a screen shot of the screen where "your name" was not appearing (and, of course, you can redact your name).

 

            I am still completely confused as to what was under discussion here, because your login ID/username and the computer name are two entirely different, and completely disconnected things.   It would be useful to know where the problem was exhibiting itself just for the record, as it will clear away this ambiguity.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:07 PM

If I understand you I sort of wonder that too. I followed dc3's reply and followed his directions to change my computers name. I already forgot how I got there now. Sorry about that britechguy I'm not sure how to do a screen shot. I need to work on that. All I know is that after I changed my computers name I restarted my pc and it was fixed. My real name appeared at the startup welcome screen. Take care. MoonPower



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:53 AM

How to make a screenshot and post it in your topic

1. Download and run A Thousand Words .

2. Follow the wizard to capture a screenshot.

3. Use the built-in editor to resize, edit, or re-capture your screen shot.

4. Your screen shot will be saved to your desktop when you finish the wizard.

You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.

Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options.

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When you click on More Relpy Options you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:41 PM

dc3 and britechguy. Thanks for the info dc3. I think I can do it now. Cheers. britechguy if you read this then I told you something wrong yesterday. I said I changed the computer name. That's not right. I changed the computer description. My computer name is a bunch of letters and numbers and that wasn't changed. I don't know if you feel any better about what I said or if you still have a question mark. I may know how to build pcs, but there is a lot about things I don't know. I was mixed up. Take care.

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