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Windows 7: Can't Create a New User Account Because I'm Using Symbols When I'm Not

29 Jul 2012   #1
LaptopGuy

Windows 7
 
 
Can't Create a New User Account Because I'm Using Symbols When I'm Not

The problem I'm having with creating an account is stupid and needs to be fixed. When I am making a new User Account, It asks for the name. So I type in a name for my account and click next or whatever. But it wont let me move on because it says I'm supposily using characters like ( *,^,%,$,#,@,!,&,=,+,-,_) When I'm not. I just want my username to simply be 'Eric Alexsander' -_-


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29 Jul 2012   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Try using a one word user name.
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29 Jul 2012   #3
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I highly recommend doing a complete virus scan. It's not normal behavior for Windows to mistake letters for special characters.
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29 Jul 2012   #4
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I've created accounts with hyphens in the user name.

It's interesting in post #1 it shows the hyphen as an invalid character.
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07 Oct 2014   #5
OmegaKSX

Windows 8.1 Ultimate x64
 
 

From the command line type:
net users
and see if, by any chance, there isn't already a user with the same name.
If there is, just type:
net users USERNAME /delete
and then try creating the user again.
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07 Oct 2014   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

When I have issues with user names and/or passwords I type them in Notepad [in Accessories] then when they look right I Select then Copy, go back to Paste into the dialog boxes. It assures me I have typed it correctly, especially with passwords that don't show the actual characters that are masked by the * and large dots. It helps diagnosing the possibility the keyboard isn't working properly.
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07 Oct 2014   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

This string is two years old. I doubt if the OP is watching.
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07 Oct 2014   #8
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I noticed that but it was renewed before I posted.
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