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Windows 7: Username "New user" After Installing

17 Oct 2012   #1
GavoTrav

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Username "New user" After Installing

Well basically I never changed my username while installing a new copy of Windows 7 I got with a new PC. Its stuck as "New User"



I've tried searching but found nothing to change that part of it, Its really no Big deal but its a bit Frustrating not knowing how to change it

Any help is appreciated greatly,

Thanks.


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17 Oct 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello GavoTrab, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could create a new administrator account with the name you wanted, create a password for it, log off the "New User" account, log on to the newly created one, then delete the "New User" account.

You could also do this below, but the above would be much easier.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Oct 2012   #3
GavoTrav

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you, I have been like this for a month now so I think im just gonna try the harder option, Thanks
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17 Oct 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know if you have any questions and how it went.
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