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Windows 7: How to truly change user's name in WIN 7 Ultimate?!

29 Aug 2014   #1
Kaiyou

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to truly change user's name in WIN 7 Ultimate?!

I bought this computer on ebay a few weeks ago and everything has been great. I was hoping the seller wiped the computer clean, but there was still some user names and name of computer filled from the prior user, so I went into control panel and changed the admin user name and all other things pertaining to the owner of this computer now belonging to a new user name; (to my knowledge) however, when I go to view this file (shown below) through winrar and then through a browser it still shows the prior user's name. Why is this and how can I fix the problem?? I'm sure it's a simple fix. Thanks! How to truly change user's name in WIN 7 Ultimate?!-users-error.jpg




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29 Aug 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kaiyou, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The best way would be to create a new user account for yourself, then delete the old one.

Of course, since this is a used computer off ebay, it may be best to do a factory restore or reinstall Windows to start fresh. You never know what may be on it from the previous owner.
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29 Aug 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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29 Aug 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

By design changing an account name does not change the name in the users profile. Doing this safely is very difficult and prone to error. It is best no attempted. Best to do as Brink has suggested.
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