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Changing name of registered user of computer

Q: Changing name of registered user of computer

How do I change the registered name of a computer? I changed the computer name, and account user, but I would like to know how to change the registered user name, also (and I think it will change once the registered name is changed) I would like to know how to rename the folder in the C:\Documents and Settings? Right now it says the old name and when I try to rename it says it cant because it is a windows system folder.

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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.

Hope This Helps
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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 my registered to name?

Open a command window (Start > Run > type: cmd and hit Enter). Type the following command, except substitute the name you want to use between the second set of quotes:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v RegisteredOwner /t REG_SZ /d "your name" /f

This edits the registry without you having to use regedit.
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A:Changing Registered To Name?

The values are contained in this key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

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A:Solved: Changing Registered Name in xp

You cannot change the name of that folder once the account is set up, this is by design.

You would have to create another user account and name it what you want.

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A:need help changing computer user/system name

The best way is to create a new user profile with the username you want, copy over the profile folders and test it out, if it works, then delete the old user profile if no longer needed.
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A:registered user ID

The IP address always leads right to you at all times. Generally, the user ID would not be transmitted to web sites, but the Windows product key and activation code are often checked by Microsoft. Also, the media player can transmit a unique player ID that is used by only your machine.

What is the concern?
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You can change your user name, but it is hard to change the user profile folder name. If you want to change it indeed, I suggest you could create a new user profile
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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

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A:Change registered user

Hi .Take a look, the line about not being able to delete a user who is logged on, that may apply.Louis
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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!
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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

Really hope this helps.
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A:Newly created user profile not registered correctly

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A:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

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There are two ways to do this in Windows XP. One involves editing the registry, the other is a format and reinstall of the operating system itsself. I strongly advise against editing your registry as I've found that it usually causes more problems than it fixes, and in extreme cases it can and will cause your computer to crash and become inoperable. That said I am providing a link that will explain in detail how to accomplish this task. But I want you to read it through entirely before proceeding and consider it carefully before you do it. I hope it helps.

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A:Renaming who the computer is registered to. Without formatting the hard drive.

You can change the name of the registered owner by going through this procedure:"

First, press START, then type or click on RUN and enter.

So far so good. Now type REGEDIT in the RUN box. then pess the Home key or you can choose My Computer from the REGEDIT menu by clicking on it with your mouse.

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A:Changing user name?

I don't think that's the correct way to change your account name.  To change your account name:
Press the Windows key and X together or point to the bottom left corner of the screen and right-click.
In the menu that comes up click on Control Panel.
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The easiest way I've found is just to make a new user account, move over any documents you want and then delete the old account.
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A:help changing user name

I encountered similar problems during several Vista client calls during 2007. My experience is that you will not be able to change the folder names that contain the old user account name within your existing system. You must reformat the hard drive and reinstall Vista ? and start clean. I have found that during the initial Vista installation there are hundreds, if not thousands of folders and files, registry keys, data, and indexes that either contain the original user name or is associated with an assigned code (SID) and then protected by Vista?s User Access Control (UAC) feature. The SID is then used for folder/file ?permissions? (what you have access to and do not). Vista may allow you to change the user account name, but any file names containing the old name will remain.

The PC name and description can be changed via the Control Panel ?
?Computer Description? ? Start >> Control Panel >> Systems and Maintenance >> System >> Change Settings.

?Computer Name? - continue from ?Computer Description? - >> ?To rename this computer, click Change? >> Change. Enter the new name for the PC. Note that you will see the old name from time to time as it is kept in the system?s registry.

In addition, I would advise that you be careful when renaming user accounts and especially prudent should you change the account type (e.g., from Admin to Standard User or vice versa). I have seen a situation where the Administrator is demoted and the Standard User promoted only to have both end up as Standard Users with no Administrator. This will cause you trouble.

Good Luck?
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A:Changing User Name

When your account was first setup it had the name of "User" - then, at some point, it was changed to "Alan". Rather than change everything that references the account, Windows sticks with the original file folder name. The only way I know to fix this is:1) Rename the Alan account to something else2) Create a new account named Alan3) Use this link to transfer the stuff from the old profile to the new one:'ve tried changing the name of an account and then changing the folder name to match it (in my XP VM) and while the change appears to be allowed, it results in a new profile with the new name. The old profile doesn't appear on the login screen either - so I'd recommend not doing this.
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A:Changing Windows User ID

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A:Truely changing the user name

Quote: Originally Posted by moosetracker

I created my username as Wenda, but it was acting like a partial administrator so someone told me to create a new User Account. So I renamed the old one to (which was Wenda) WendaOld.. And created a new one called Wenda. But all the my documents said Wenda_2. I changed the name of some of the documents to be both on the D: drive and be Wenda.. But I know I didn't get them all. I know I still had to manually go to the software and change paths, and some software don't give me an option to change the path.

Then I ran a Belarc Advisor, and it also has me as user Wenda_2. Yet when I go to the user account, I am just Wenda. How can I truely get the _2 off my name?

When you change the user name, the folder name does not change, and cannot be changed without some MAJOR problems, if at all.

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A:Changing user names

See if this is what you are looking for.


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A:Problem changing User name

You probably should do a clean reinstall of Windows 7 so your friend doesn't have a computer with your leftover "debris" that can't be gotten rid of.

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A:KSOD when changing user

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Understanding User Accounts In XP

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A:Changing user without re installing

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Hmmm seems a bit about rebooting into safe mode and logging on as the default admin and changing the picture that way?
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Source userenv
error 1500
Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - Incorrect function.

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How many...and what profiles...are reflected in User Accounts in Control Panel?

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A:Changing User Permissions

If you were to change the permissions which applied to your current account, you would effectively be changing the permissions for the system admin account. Anything executed or done as system admin would be within the confines of the set parameters, which may have an effect on certain applications, depending on how they are coded.

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I sounded much more helpful in my head than I actually was. Ah well :/
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A:changing user folder in XP

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Read & Execute
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Restarting the computer after making changes does nothing.


A:7 Not Changing User Permissions

Quote: Originally Posted by nellofalltrades

I've been trying to allow various programs access to my other HDDs/Partitions and every time I change the settings and click OK windows immediately forgets the changes.

I've tried r-clicking a HDD -> Properties -> Security and changing from "Everyone" to "Administrators(**-PC\Administrators)". When I do this all the little check boxes below switch to Allow like they should. Apply never becomes lit so I can only click OK or Cancel. I click OK thinking my file permissions are now changed but I still do not have permission. When I repeat the process to make sure windows accepted my changes I see it hasn't and goes back to only having the 3 below checked:

Read & Execute
List folder contents
I've tried this with individual folders on a given HDD too to no avail.
Restarting the computer after making changes does nothing.


Hi and welcome

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A:Changing User name in XP registry

Create a new account with the name that you want. Copy over the profile from the other one if you want and then delete the first account.
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A:Changing User Folders

Hello Stanton, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Using this tutorial as a guide, you can:

Open the C:\Users\(user name) folder that you want to change.

Doubleclick on the desktop.ini file to open it in Notepad.

Next to IconResource=, change what is highlighted below to the full path of the icon file that you want to change it to.
In Notepad, click on File (menu ba) and Save.

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It's safe, as I've done it before.
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Hi and Welcome.

The best way to accomplish what you want is to create another account (with administrator privileges) and when you have it set up the way you want, delete the old account.
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Rename Tim back to Me.
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Copy your documents and files to the new account.
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See Article:

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Welcome to the forum!

Do a search for "display changer" , "display switcher", "resolution switcher" software, I found numerous hits. Never used any of them so no idea which one, if any, will work for you.

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A:Incorrect Password after changing 'user'

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User Folders - Change Default Icon

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Sorry, we cannot help with passwords here, it is against forum rules.

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A:Something is changing my router user id/password

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