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registered user change

Q: registered user change

Ok, I've read the threads on how to change who my puter is registered to by going into regedit, blah blah blah. Now, how do I change the "Documents and Settings" folder name when I search for the old registered name?

That may be confusing, here's an example:

-My puter was registered to "X and Y"
-I changed registered user to "X" by going into regedit
-When I search for "X and Y" on my puter, the "Documents and Settings folder" comes up and still shows "X and Y" as its name and I cannot change the name of that folder. How do I change the name of this folder?

Thanks,
PS

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A: registered user change

Log on to the computer as an administrator.
Create a new folder.
Open the current "Documents and Settings" folder.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings click Show hidden files and folders, and then click to clear the Hide file extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files check boxes.
Click OK.
Click and drag to copy all the folders to the new folder, except for the currently logged on users folder.
In Control Panel, double-click System, and then click the User Profiles tab.
Copy the current user's profile to the new folder.
Click OK, close Control Panel, and then log off and log on to the computer as an administrator again.
In Registry Editor, click Find on the Edit menu.
Type documents and settings, and then click Find.
Replace the value data or rename the value or registry key to the new path for each and every registry key and value that contains the original path.

NOTE: You must complete this change for every instance in the registry or your computer may not start. It is imperative that you update all registry keys and values with the new path.

Restart the computer.
You can now safely remove the original "Documents and Settings" folder.

To be fair, It would probably be easier just to create a new user, and move any files and folders that you want to the new folder, and then delete the old user!

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/registered-user-change.349432/
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I have just bought my wife a new laptop and she wants to give her old, serviceable laptop to our son.

Rather than show her name on logon or add another user, l want to change the registered owner in system settings, add my son as an administrator user and delete my wife as a user.

However after adding my son as a user l cannot delete my wife's user profile, does not delete it.
Any ideas please? Windows XP Home service pack 2

Many thanks

A:Change registered user

Hi .Take a look, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783See the line about not being able to delete a user who is logged on, that may apply.Louis

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A:Change Registered To on Win XP Pro

To change the information you will need to edit the windows registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version

you can change the options there for Registered Owner and Organization

Good Luck!
 

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A:How do I change the registered name in XP?

This tweak should sort that for you
 

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I really don't suggest doing this unless you know what you are doing and make the appropriate backups, but I had to do it one time when my new PC was registered as "Registered User"...drove me nuts.... I searched the registry for the entry(ies) and edited it to what I wanted it to read. But these days, with the way one has to register/license/activate XP, I'm not sure what the implications are....
 

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A:How to change the registered name

http://forums.techguy.org/archive/index.php/t-255812.html

I'd backup that key first, just in case.

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A:registered user ID

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What is the concern?
 

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A:change the name of the person registered

Go to Start | Run
Type in Regedit

In the left pane find the following keys

For Windows 95/98/ME

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
For Windows NT/2000/XP

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Close regedit
 

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A:OS: Registered User | OS: Reg's Summary

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_change_owner.htm
 

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A:Change Computers Registered Owner

You could create a new user account for yourself in the Control Panel
 

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A:Change The Registered Name In System Properties?

Well, you can change your name in the registry but mucking around in there is not something I think anyone highly recommends unless you know what you are doing. So doing so is at your own risk and I would make a registry backup before making any changes in there.Go to Start menu and select Run and type regeditFind and go to below key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version Change your name in following subkey :Registered Owner

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A:Completely Changing Registered User Name

You could try creating a new User Account with your name and then delete the old User Account.

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A:Changing name of registered user of computer

The easy way would be to create a new account with the name you want. Copy all the files to the new account and delete the old account.

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A:user account is not registered format

The first thing I would try is a system restore.
Start > Run > %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

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A:How do I change the registered email address in Windows 10 preview?

Originally Posted by Bill Holtrop How or where can I change my registered email address for windows 10 preview?
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A:Newly created user profile not registered correctly

You could delete the new corrupted created profile before creating any new account.

Here some links to tutorial forums:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/?filter[2]=User%20Accounts

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Please post any operating (or infection) problems to the Mac forum area, as they are not handled here ...........
 
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Thank You - - - -

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A:Can I change the user's Name and completely remove the old user name?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CountryBumkin


But how do I get rid of "user1" and replace with "Karen"? Can this be done?


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In your case now you can try the method told in this tutorial: User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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A:Computer ID or "Registered To" Change

If you mean the Computer name go here
How to Change ComputerName

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-id-or-registered-to-change.565664/
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A:How can I change "Registered to" in XP

Change the registered owner and organization.
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/32/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-can-i-change-registered-to-in-xp.330266/
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I surely would appreciate some guidance on the proper way to switch back to a Local User and disassociate my computer from outlook.com. Many thanks in advance for reading this and all replies.

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A:Change Win Xp Pro User Name?

You are logged in using the base administrator account. This account cannot be changed. If you want a different user name you can create a new user account with administrative powers. Normally what happens after that is that you will be able to see only the new user account in normal mode and the base "administrator" account will be visible in safe mode.
 

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A:How to Change User Name?

Hi !!!!!!!!!!

follow the instruction:
Control panel>>>administrative tools >>>>> Local Security and policy
>>>> Local policy >>>>> Security option >>>> Accounts: Rename administrator account
Kvijay

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A:Can't change User name

This worked for me:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/user-account-name-change

Hope it helps.

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A:Can I change my user name ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stevepressman


Hi Mods is it possible to change my user name at all? would like a hyphen between "steve-pressman" like that

Regards

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Hi

Have a read of this:

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A:How Do I Change A User Name?

Are you using the method described on this page?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/108936/how-do-i-change-a-user-name/
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A:Change User name

Hello Kasim,

When you change your user account name through "User Accounts" in the Control Panel, it only changes the name that is display at log on and in the Start Menu. It will not change the C:\Users\(User-name) folder's original name.

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Hi and welcome to TSF you should really speak to goodwill and have them fix the name issue

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/user-name-change-685173.html
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I'm afraid not. From the site rules...
Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

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Hold down the left shift key while logging off and keep it held down until the system pops-up the logon screen. At that point, type in the new name and password.

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Hello Petoskey,

Only an Administrator or Super Mod can change your user name. What would you like to have your user name to be instead? I would be happy to change it for you.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/272930-change-user-name.html
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To avoid being corrected, allow me to add that you probably can by a registry hack, but I would not try a procedure like that, risking a potential problem later on.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/97784-change-user-name.html
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A:change user name

When you "Rename" an user account it ONLY changes the name and NOT the related folder.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-user-name.1158197/
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A:Change user name

Scroll down on the page lionked below and it covers changing the user account:
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-user-name.379947/
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A:User name change

Welcome to the Forums!

Please refer to the following Tutorial:

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/179801-user-name-change.html
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A:Root User Change

Hello:

Any advice please?

Thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/root-user-change.1129697/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-user-to-administrator.1159584/
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A:User Account name change

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try a restore to before you changed my user account name
System Restore

System Recovery Options

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A:How to change User account name

Answering topic title [How to change User account name:
Changing the name of a created user account or of a created admin account will only change the "face" of the account.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/594696/how-to-change-user-account-name/
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Try this,,, goto Charms bar settings
Change PC Settings at the bottom
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A:[SOLVED] How to change name for new user

There should have been some where in the user account setup to input a name for the new user.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/solved-how-to-change-name-for-new-user-947546.html
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I have two users both with administrator privileges and can access each others files. I would like to change it so they can only access only their own. Can I do it?
 

A:Want to change user acess

Not if they are administrators. You shouldn't run as an administrator for an ordinary account, anyway, since malware then has free reign on your machine.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/want-to-change-user-acess.1052506/
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A:XP User Name Change Issue -- Please Help!

dallas2828,

First, the problem with simply changing the local username on an XP PC is that this doesn't change the references to named folders in C:\Documents and Settings so you'll still be saving files to folders named with the previous username.

The right way to set up your environment would be to ADD your XP PC to your Server 2003 domain (i.e. create a computer account). Likewise, you should add a domain USER account on your server. In this scenario, you should be able to login to the DOMAIN rather than to a user account configured on your local PC.

Simply synching the usernames and passwords on both the server and workstation(s) only works if you're setting up a "Workgroup" environment - which is similar to setting up home networking between multiple XP or Vista clients on the same home network.

- John

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-user-name-change-issue-please-help-243171.html
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A:Change user name in C Drive

Hello Mueenhasan,

The best way to do so would be to create a new account with the name you wanted.

However, the tutorial below can help show you how to properly change the name of your "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder. It's the same procedure in Windows 8.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/23680-change-user-name-c-drive.html
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A:User account change

Hello Aaron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using a Peppermint 3 live DVD/USB may allow you to be able to back up anything that you do not want to lose before having to reinstall Windows.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/281369-user-account-change.html
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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.
 

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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-change-name-in-user-accounts.887013/
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A:Can't change my name in user account

Try this; press Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2 Highlight the account in question and check the box “Users must enter a user name and password” Click apply and ok and restart the computer.

Here’s an article on Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-change-my-name-in-user-account.451237/
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A:Cant change user name from jenna

Yes create you own User account make sure it's and Administrator, then delete the Jenna account
Control panel/user accounts/Manage Accounts. create your new account make it an Administrator account

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/56674-cant-change-user-name-jenna.html
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A:Change User - Pswd

so you have the details of the current username and password supplied by the seller - correct
you should be able to go to user accounts and set yourself up a new account with a new user and password

if you do not have access to the user set up, you may not be an admin user - you will need to go back to the business and ask for information about admin account

Often business rewrite the machine with thier own version of windows OS - so if its not the original software supplied with the machine -its possible there may be a license issue for you using the machine
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-user-pswd.787059/
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A:Solved: Change the name of my user?

You need to make a User account with the name you want, copy all of your files form the old account to the new one. BUT, you will NOT be able to use the same name that you changed the old one to, with out renaming it to something else.

After a few days and you are sure that you have ALL of YOUR files and data, you can then delete the old user account and files.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-change-the-name-of-my-user.805919/
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http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/445643-i-need-change-user-name-set-up-section.html