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Windows 7: Changed Default Admin Account to Standard - Now Having Issues

26 Jan 2015   #1
iron7

7 64
 
 
Changed Default Admin Account to Standard - Now Having Issues

I'm helping two friends (Bob & Jane) who want separate accounts on their new computer.

They hired someone to help them, who wound up setting up Jane's account on the default Admin account.

When I saw this, I set up a new Admin account (named "Bob") and changed Jane's account to Standard.

Fast-forward to present...

Now in Windows Explorer I'm seeing two accounts: "PC" and "Jane"

However, these labels are mixed up. The account labeled "Jane" in Windows Explorer is actually Bob's Admin account (has his specific files, desktop shortcuts, etc), and the account labeled "PC" is actually Jane's Standard account.

After making the initial account changes, the accounts were logged off of, and the computer restarted to make the changes effective. That the change is not being reflected in Windows Explorer is concerning, and I'm also wondering if there could be additional residual effects after making the changes I've described.

Any help is much appreciated


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29 Jan 2015   #2
iron7

7 64
 
 

Anyone? Was changing the default admin acct to standard a bad idea?
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29 Jan 2015   #3
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Don't know what happened or if this would help:

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Changing an admin account to a standard shouldn't cause any problems AFAIK. I'm pretty sure it's even recommended by Microsoft for security reasons, when you didn't set up a standard account from the beginning/installation.
Found this: Change a user's account type - Windows Help
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02 Feb 2015   #4
iron7

7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Don't know what happened or if this would help:

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Changing an admin account to a standard shouldn't cause any problems AFAIK. I'm pretty sure it's even recommended by Microsoft for security reasons, when you didn't set up a standard account from the beginning/installation.
Found this: Change a user's account type - Windows Help
I followed the sevenforums tutorial on how to change the user account folder names. I had to start into safe mode to do so, and I was successful, however, I see an additional account was created automatically, called PC. This account does not show up on the log in screen or when managing user accounts through the control panel. It only shows up in WinExplorer under users (along with the 3 accounts I've created - 2 std and 1 admin, and a public folder). Can someone explain what this PC account is, and if/how I should get rid of it?
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02 Feb 2015   #5
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

It sounds like a left over folder. I assume the computer hasn't been part of a corporate domain network previously? That's the only different account type I can think of.

In Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, tab Advanced, frame "User Profiles", click button Settings...
If you don't see "PC" listed there you can probably safely delete it from the users folder. You could rename it first to see if that works without problems. An even better and safer way is to create a system image first, just in case.
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