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Cannot Change name in User accounts

Q: Cannot Change name in User accounts

I just reinstalled Windows XP Professional (after a failed attempt at a newer operating system) and when I open the user accounts menu and choose change name, the window opens along with a small box saying Unspecified error. After closing it, I try to click in the area to start typing a new name, but nothing happens.

Everything else works, I can create a password, change the picture and what not. It's just the name. I am the only account (thus a computer administrator). Please help.

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A: Cannot Change name in User accounts

Click Start / Run and type in the following control userpasswords2 and click OK . Then click the Advanced tab and then the Advanced button. Then remove desired accounts, rename the administrator account and click Apply & OK.
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A:User accounts Administrator change

Since you know how to log in with your mom's admin account that should give you access to those settings. Who are all the other users?
As admin why not delete the password, problem gone.
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i would appreciate any help.

A:How do i change user accounts outside their domain?

Quote: Originally Posted by Thielen

I received my computer recently from someone who registered it on a domain server out of my access. Every time I try to change a setting where I need to give my password, the computer says "there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request" i also cannot change user accounts.

i would appreciate any help.

Welcome to the windows 7 forums Thielen.

Can it be assumed that you received the original disk from whoever you received the computer from?

My suggestion is to do a complete re-install unless you can give the machine back to whoever you got it from and have them unjoin the computer from their domain and set it back to a local workgroup. They should be able to do this fairly easy.

Although FWIW, Home versions of Windows 7 won't allow you to join to a server domain.

If the person you received the computer from is not available then about the only solution would be to completely re-install windows 7 from the disks you received from them.

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A:Cannot change administrator in user accounts

Hi Samkrit, welcome to the Eight Forums.

I assume your administrator account is a Microsoft Account and with "reset password site online" you mean the Windows Live (Hotmail,, MSN, Live) password reset site at Also, I assume you signed out from the original administrative Microsoft Account and signed in to your secondary standard account trying to change the account type from there.

If this is the case, sign in to your original administrative Microsoft Account using the new password. When signed in, change the account type of your secondary account from there, you don't have to be signed in to that account to change the type but instead can make all changes for all accounts from your administrative account:


If changing the type of your secondary account now works, you can change your original account to standard.

Tutorial: User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

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Quote: Originally Posted by jj33002

I have been working on a friends computer, trying to clean it up a little. I am logged onto the administrator account that he had set up, but it also shows it as a guest account and I can't do anything with the other accounts. I am trying to delete some of the standard user accounts that he doesn't want on it anymore and I can't do anything with them. When I try to create a new user account it shows
"The specified account name is not valid, because account names can not contain the following characters:/\[]";:|<>+=,?*
Please type a different name"

I have tried even entering just one letter at a time all the way to my name and it still comes up with that. There are just several crazy things going on with this and it is driving me crazy.

A simple Google search with;

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Have you Tried with Vista Administrator?

See Administrator Account For more Information

Hope This Helps,
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Hello mac,

UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 10

As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums
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A:can't access User Accounts or log into Safe Mode or change anything

Hello Davicolb,

I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing this and let's try to resolve it as soon as possible.

For troubleshooting steps, please follow the instructions listed on this following link:
A temporary profile is loaded after you log on to a Windows Vista-based system

Does the issue then still occur?

Thank you,
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Have a look at the following tutorial which shows how to change a local account to an online one.

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A:User Accounts / Manage Accounts Blank

Microsoft has an article on this issue, please read this and try the solutions if you haven't already. Oh yeah, welcome to SevenForums.

Granted... It's for XP but I can't seem to find the Win7 version.

Several dialog boxes are blank

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Pixel, welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried a system restore yet? select a point before the problem began: System Restore
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Can you yell us when the problem started and were you on the system when it is doing this if so what were you doing when it started.
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A:User Accounts

Have you tried making the changes in Safe Mode from the Administrator account?

Keep in mind that to enable the automatic welcome screen, no passwords must be set. This may not be a good idea considering the vulnerability of the OS to malicious code which can easily run under administrative rights if you do not password protect the accounts.

Safe Mode instructions here if you need them:
Also you need to rule out malicious infection as a source of problems. Try running McAfee in Safe Mode.

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A:User Accounts Help

Why isn't all of the programs in the start>programs menu listed in the original account in the new account?
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A:user accounts

Are you logged in as administrator? Is this an account that you created or one you found on the computer?
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A:User accounts

The issue here is that the 2K box doesn't have an account with a username/password that matches the one used to logon to the XP box. Create a new account that matches the XP logon on the 2K box, and this prompt should disappear.
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Can you go into user accounts in the control panel and then remove it or delete it?
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Sure you could set Windows 7 to log on automatically to that or any account you like at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup
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A:User Accounts Gone

Hi bobg19 !

What happened, any clue to what could have caused this ? Did the computer crash or did you just turn it on to find you accounts had vanished ? What was the last thing you did on that computer ?

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This sounds like your problem...
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A:user accounts in xp


This is a very common problem with restricted accounts .. the very fast and simple solution is to log on as Administrator
Open User's from control panel and elevate each account to administrator.

Log Off and log on to each account to allow the MSO installer to configure MSO then when all accounts have installed just simply log back on as administrator and return the account to restricted.

There are other methods but this will do the trick in no time .

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A:No User Accounts

you need to create a admin account
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You can also do it with the XP PowerToy TweakUI.
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A:Cannot Log In To User Accounts In Xp Pro

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log
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A:User accounts gone!

You can fix that with system restore. Go back 3 days before the problem.
Try to access it in safe mode. If normal boot is not available.
for Vista, too.
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You can't change the account type of any of the built in accounts. This is by design.

What are you really trying to accomplish?
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A:User Accounts

Click on the start button, go to control panel, and select the "user account" . Click on it, and in the resulting page, click here....
It will guide you through.

If you cannot follow it, let us know.
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A:User Accounts

It sounds like the information held in memory is cleared out when one user is logged out. If that is in fact the case, copying and pasting between accounts would be impossible
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A:What are these other User Accounts?

<<So, does Windows XP create these user folders by default?>>

Yes, see attachment.

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It contains a number of files and I don't think I should delete it.
What are these "files"?  It may help if you provide more information on these "files".  Are they personal data files?
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A:User Accounts

check to see if the permissions were somehow set to read only for the user network. you can check by right clicking the directory and selecting properties. the check the sharing and or security tab and make sure you did not restrict this user.
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A:User Accounts

Can you access any account with Administrator privileges (even in Safe Mode)?
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A:User Accounts!

The only way that 3 user accounts would affect speed is if there varying programs to load with each or large amounts of desktop changes or whatever,

That is the only way it should affect the speed of it, I *think* that's my personal take on it,

if you have 3 accounts that all use the default windows wallpaper, with the same desktop addons and startup programs then there wouldnt' be much difference aside from the files that you have in hte my documents folder

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A:User Accounts

try clicking start, run and type nusrmgr.cpl
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A:user accounts

ok... quite honestly, I'm speaking off my head, but did you check out the user handling interface in the administrative tolls? it's more complete that the easy GUI one.

As for the set up dealy, on my hp laptop the only way to get back there is reinstalling the back up disks... and therefore format your disks...

Hope what little info I gave can help.
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A:User Accounts?

During install it will ask you for your Account name, which will be a quasi-Administrator account since it's assumed this is the owner.

Add additional User Accounts in Control Panel>User Accounts.

You can also change any User account name there.
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A:user accounts

There will be a drop down box below the file name of the picture selector. Change it to show all files. Here is a example:Hope it helps!
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A:User Accounts

Hi moe89 and welcome to W7 Forums

Short answer: No.

Long answer: It could theoretically be possible, but it would involve extensive registry, security, ownership and permissions editing (together with all the problems modifying these items are likely to produce). The easiest thing would be to multiboot (create a 2nd installation) and then only install on that installation the programs you want. Quite why you want such an install that will, by nature, be wide open to malware, is a mystery.
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A:user accounts

Hi Larry

Welcome to Seven Forums
Could you clarify as to what exactly you would like to do? Do you want to restrict the quicken application to your user account only or do you want to have separate Quicken accounts for both your wife and yourself?

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A:1 or more user accounts?

All of our machines are networked and have only 1 user account. The single user is "transparent" and has no bad side effects. (Unless you really need it, some do, the use of a password may be unnecessary and will allow easy start up.) I do not use HomeGroups and other add-ons in Windows 7. All data on all machines is easily viewed because of the Sharing that is available.
In your case just go ahead and set up a single account as you did in XP.
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A:User Accounts

Who is set up as the machine admin. They may be the one who can do it
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A:HELP! User accounts

Have you tried restarting into safe mode (tap F8 on bootup) and using the default Administrator account, which either shouldn't have a password or will have the one you set when installing?

I'd also take a look under Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management> Local Users and Groups>Users. see whats listed there.

Also check Control Panel>System>Advanced>User Profiles and C:\Documents and Settings

Anyway let us know how you get on.
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A:User accounts

Just a thought....did you try a system restore back to a couple of days ago (before you deleted the account)??
If you have a good restore point from a couple of days ago you might be able to Un-Do the user account delete that caused your problems. I said, just a thought.
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A:User Accounts

Do you have administrative privileges?
Have the users made their files Private?
Have the users encrypted their files using EFS?
Are you using XPPro or XPHome?
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A:User accounts

The Hostname is the name of the computer, not the name of the user. When you install Windows, it chooses a computer name based on your username. However, once this is set it doesn't change unless you manually change it. This has nothing to do with usernames or passwords.
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A:User Accounts

You need to delete them from the Administrator's account. For now disable the accounts from the dministrator 's account. If you have a malious program controlling them blocking them may work bette than deleting hem for now. Also set thier accounts type to limited, and restrict them.
Have you run antivirus and antispyware? Do you have a firewall installed.
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A:user accounts

I am not 100% certain, but if you install the program under the root (ie c:\Program Files) and not in a users program file list (ie c:\documents and setting\User\Start Meun\Program Files) then it should only take up the space of 1 program.

XP is a pig and takes a lot of space on its own, so the last thing you will want is to let it take up more.

My question to you is this: Is there really a need for Multiple User Accounts on your computer? You may just want to look into a folder locking program to protect those files you don't want others to see. There are plenty of free ones out there to try/ buy and that should serve the same purpose (other than setting i guess).

I have a wife and child at home who use the same desktop as i do (when i get off my laptop), and the secure folder program makes it so they can't get into/ mess with, stuff they a> shouldn't see, and b> shouldn't touch.
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A:User Accounts

Hello again. If i need to add more information to this post to help you all with an answer, please let me know. If anyone can give me another site or forum that might be able to help me out, also let me know.

Thanks for your time
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Could anyone tell me how to permanently remove a user from the system. When using the explore all users on right click start, will removing user folders remove the user?

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All advice is much appreciated.

Thank you

A:User Accounts

Hi there and welcome to BC!There is a great tutorial found here, which i've recommended to people before. It even has pictures so it should be quite easy to follow. There is a set way of deleting an account through the control panel - deleting the specific folders would not remove the account and would most likely bring about a handful of other problems down the line. That's how to delete the account.You say that you can't view the tab of the user you wish to delete - when you boot and get to the log-in screen can you see these users listed? David
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A:User accounts

Hello Dusty,

While logged in to your admin account, you might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to help fix this for you.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User
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Hope someone can help,

many thanks

A:Help with user accounts??

If you remove the account, everything will be gone. If you want to save data, move it all to an account you plan to keep.
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hi all.

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A:User accounts

No, I don't think there is a way.