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Can I change the main User name?

Q: Can I change the main User name?

A friend, upon setup misspelled his name so the main User folder is incorrect. can he rename it? I know rename is not an option when right-clicking.

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Preferred Solution: Can I change the main User name?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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A: Can I change the main User name?

It is easier to create a new correct username and migrate to that user than making corrections to the existing user.

After complete migration (which includes copying all the data files from the default user's profile to the new user's profile) you can delete the old user name.
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I bought a computer, using WIndows 7 Home Premium.
The software was installed using the name 'Kint' for username. (which was mis- interpreted on the phone and should be 'Kent')

Now, when I add or change users, that all ok. But the main user will always remain 'Kint'.

I can add another administrator, and rename the original one to for example 'Main uzer'
And indeed, when I start my computer, I can choose to log in as 'Main uzer'

But the computer still uses C:/users/kint as deault.

Is it possible to change this? (without reinstalling 7)

Can anyone help me out?
Thank you

A:How to change MAIN user name in 7 Home Premium

Control panel>User accounts>Change your account name
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A:Main user account type changed to guest, can't change back

You could try option 2 from here Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hirens you can download from here Download Hiren?s BootCD 15.2 | HBCD Fan & Discussion Platform but I'd try the administrator method first

Good luck
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A:How do I transfer main user to Elevated Admin user?


It is the same a switching from any other account to a different one except that as you'll not be able to use the Store apps using the built in Administrator account you don't even get to use the OneDrive synching of settings.

Sorry about that.
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Yesterday early am I did a Windows update with a total of important updates and optional updates all completed successfully but when system restarted user after gone main for user update profile I got message saying that c user curt profile had problems and a temp profile was used most of the folders and apps I had on desktop were gone so I did a system restore to point previous to the update a lot of the apps came back ok but all of my folders which had spreadsheets or data files are still gone user profile for main user gone after update I know the names of some of them and when I search for them it says that example c user curt desktop smitty hours xlsx shortcut is no longer there same with all of them Tried another system restore back to several days before the issues but still no help Something tells me that I have bit the big one and all of these are gone for good as none of them show up on desktop any longer Am I correct and if so let this be a lesson and don t put files folders on the desktop but rather put them into MyDocs or somewhere else Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Professional Service Pack bit Processor Intel R Core TM i - M CPU GHz Intel Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R HD Graphics - Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard LENOVO U Antivirus AVG AntiVirus Free Edition Updated and Enabled nbsp

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A:SSD to HDD - Change main drive?

So to be clear, you'd like the SSD to remain the main drive, that is to say, the drive that contains the operating system, programs and some temp data and you'd like to make official data folder moves to the 1TB hard drive, correct?
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A:Change main drive

Welcome to TSG....

Yes do a clean install of windows on drive C: thru the install disk but make sure you format the H: drive first.
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Problem is on a laptop with Visa operating system. Two user accounts on the laptop (main Administrator account and a Guest account). Can get into the Guest user account OK, but can't get into the main/admin account.
When trying to log-on to the main/admin account, get the following message:"The user profile service failed the log-on. User profile can't be loaded."
When "OK" is chosen to the above message, screen takes you back to the user accounts.
Any ideas on what the issue is and how to fix it?  Thanks for any help with this issue.

A:Can't Log-On to Main User Account

Go to Microsoft Support, there are three methods listed to repair the account.  The third method is the simplest as it is a Fixit where all you have to do is click on "Fixit".  If this doesn't resolve the problem you can try the other two.  The first one involves a registry edit, it mistakes are made during this process it can render the computer inoperable.  For this reason I would suggest backing up the registry, there is information below which will help you do this. Backup Your Registry with ERUNTPlease download Erunt.
For version with the Installer:  Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computer.
For the zipped version you will need a program like 7-Zip to unzip the file.  
Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.Note: to restore your registry, go to the folder and start ERUNT.exe
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A:Change main graphic card

Welcome to the Seven Forum

Most laptop with integrated intel and nvidia graphic card use nvidia optimus it's built into the driver, basically it uses the Intel graphics and when needed nvidia graphics kick in.
Optimus Technology | NVIDIA

My laptop has the same set up.

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A:My Images redirecting to Main User

Hello Breakboon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if restoring the affected user folders back to their default locations using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help. Afterwards, you could move them to where you wanted instead.

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
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A:Odd Happenings With Main User Profile

Well, I think you can ignore the above. (Did I hear a loud sigh of relief?)

As things were working prefectly until this morning I used a process of elimination. The only things that had changed since yesterday were, I installed MalwareBytes Free, shouldn't be the cause especially as I hadn't run it yet. I did, however, install the beta Symantec UAC Tool which makes the UAC prompt a little more friendly. Since uninstalling that I haven't had the problem.

Now why that would be the case shall forever remain shrouded in mystery.

I rest my case.
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A:Main User Profile Got Deleted

Hello, "@echo off"username" "new password"@echo "personal message"pause"This is a batch file. A batch file can do quite a lot of things, it really depends on what the commands were inside the batch file. But without knowing the exact commands contained in the file it is virtually impossible to say what the file does. If you can find the instructions we may be able to tell what the program has done.Please understand that it is against the rules of this site to help you bypass password protection methods
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So i dont think that the internet connection is the problem here...
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A:My main user account can't go online!!

Try deleting the user's profile, which may have become corrupted. To do so right click My Computer, select Properties, and Advance tab.
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A:Change main-window icon of Firefox


Installing an Icon Pack will change the browser icon.

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Firefox and Mozilla icon packs :: Deer Park
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A:How do I change my main accounts email address...

window8noob, welcome to EightForums. Have a look here
Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8[1]=User Accounts
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A:Can not get into the main user account for Window Vista

Welcome to TSG!

Have you tried booting to Safe mode? That might let you log into the Main User account. If the Built-in Administrator account has been enabled, you can log into that account, which will give you access to the files, and may allow you to fix the problem. A System Restore might do the trick.

If the Built-in Administrator account is not enabled, you can enable it from the Guest account:
Log into the Guest account
Click Start, type cmd into the search box, then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
You'll be prompted to enter the password for your main account (If that was the only account besides the Built-in Administrator)
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Type the following and press Enter
net user Administrator /active:yes

Reboot to Safe Mode, a User tile for the Administrator account should now appear.


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A:i deleted my main windows user account

If you have already tried these my apologies.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
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A:XP Pro, main user, no icons, apps not working

The user you are having problems with is currupted youll have to remove it then recreate it.
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A:Accidentally deleted my main user account !!! HELP

Have you tried Startup Repair I'd also run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware to get that out of the way first.

Since your files are there you can enable Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE, create a new Admin-level account, copy your files over from the failed one and once you are sure you have everything delete it. If you have hidden appdata just google the program (e.g. outlook) to find out where the data is stored so you can unhide the file to copy it too.

Once you've got the new profile set up and running well, you can hide the Built In Admin acct again.

This may be easier than trying to repair, but if you want you can from within the built-in Admin acct work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7, particularly to check for infections, run SFC, possibly Repair Install. It's easier to just make a new account though, unless that fails too in which case you'll need to do the steps - leading up to possible reinstall.
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A:Cannot connect to websites from main user account

Scratch the bit about the Web working in another account. It still accessible from my laptop, but not from any account on the desktop
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A:Access denied to main user/owner.

jkust replace "SAM" file in folder C:\windows\system32\config with the one "SAM" at c:\windows\repair folder. Now restart the PC and all the passwords are gone...
Just try and do inform me if it works or not...

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A:Aero no longer working for main user?

Have you run the Aero Troubleshooter In Windows 7 
(Start button/Control Panel. In the search box, type Troubleshooter, click Troubleshooting, 
and then, under Appearance and Personalization, click Display Aero desktop effects.)
Or did you try the Fixit below.
I don't know if there is any difference.
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Is that option possible? It must be.

A:Automatically Log In To Main Account & Switch User

Do you really want to switch users or you want your screen password protected?

It sounds to me you want to log on and then after (say 1 minute of being idle) lock the screen. To do this you could set up a new Task Scheduler task to call this: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Enclosed is an example task you can import - copy the xml below into notepad and save it as lockscreen.xml (.xml attachments can't be uploaded here). You can then import it into task scheduler.
You will need to change the user (COMPUTER\USER) and may want to play with the idle time, delay time. You can do this when you import the task - no need to edit the xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task xmlns="" version="1.2"><RegistrationInfo><Date>2014-08-28T08:17:32.8816798</Date><Author>COMPUTER\USER</Author></RegistrationInfo><Triggers><LogonTrigger><Enabled>true</Enabled></LogonTrigger></Triggers>
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Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Is there a way to change the main account on just my 535 without losing any apps? No.
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See here:

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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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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.
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A:Change User name

Hello Kasim,

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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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I know this might sound easy, but I have spent the last 24 hours trying to do this! I have been trying:

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and the user name has changed and I thought everything was okay. However this appears to be only a visible change, as I have a program that uses this name and it is still reporting the previous user name.

Am I missing something? I created a new user account and my program reports the new user name

Any help would be gratefully received



A:How Do I Change A User Name?

Are you using the method described on this page?
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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




Have a read of this:
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Welcome to the Forums!

Please refer to the following Tutorial:

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follow the instruction:
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Scroll down on the page lionked below and it covers changing the user account:
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