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How Do I Change Computer "USER" to my name?

by Here4hlp / April 9, 2008 5:06 PM PDT

I had a system crash losing the entire hard-disk. When I took it for a new disk and reinstallation of related programs, my name as owner was not input. So "Registered to:" on the "System Properties" page shows "USER" instead of my name.

How can I change "USER" to my name without having to reinstall Windows?

OS ia Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2)

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Very Simple
by Darton Fury / April 10, 2008 5:57 AM PDT
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... and the "Documents and Settings\USER" folder?
by Here4hlp / April 11, 2008 11:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Very Simple

Thanks Darton. That worked perfectly. I thought it would have impact on the "Documents and Settings\USER" folder.

How do I get that one changed too? Windows would not allow me to rename the "USER" folder.

Kind regards

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Copy the User Profile
by Darton Fury / April 11, 2008 1:28 PM PDT

Create a new account with the name you want. Log into it at least once.
Then copy the information from the old account to the new one. When all is set up, delete the old account.

How to Copy a User Profile

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Link Problem
by bob1spencer / April 12, 2008 3:35 AM PDT

I didn't see any other way to get this message out.

When I clicked on: "How to prolong lithium-based batteries, is this true?" it took me here: "XP: How do I change computer "user" to my name?"

Just thought someone would want to know.

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by btljooz / April 12, 2008 9:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Link Problem

Helloooooo, anybody home??? Ya'll need to fix this thing........ Mischief

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Tell us more.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 12, 2008 6:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Link Problem

Where did you see and click this, "How to prolong lithium-based batteries, is this true?" link?

You didn't say.


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Bad Link
by Maglet / April 13, 2008 3:56 AM PDT

It's still happening, probably fault on e-mail message..

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We clicked that link in one of the CNET News Letters
by aaasolanki / April 14, 2008 9:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Tell us more.

Even, I was expecting some article on increasing the life of Lithium Ion batteries and ended up in this forum.
CNET, we have a bug here (a misrouted link actually)!

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How Do ! Change Computer "USER"
by 8arrial8 / April 13, 2008 11:52 PM PDT


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How Do! Change Computer "USER"
by 8arrial8 / April 14, 2008 11:05 PM PDT

More exactly:

With Regedit, Search "username" and change the value (F3 for continue ?)

Good luck, @+

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How Do I Change Computer "USER" to my name?
by 8arrial8 / April 14, 2008 11:07 PM PDT

Execute : Regedit
Edition : Search : "username" >Change value !

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