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Windows 7: Change Administrator account name


18 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Change Administrator account name

HELP! I changed the "adminstrator" account name and now it won't let me in.

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18 Feb 2010   #2

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Which administrator account are you talking about? Did you set it up or was it set up for you as soon as you did the install?
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18 Feb 2010   #3

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Read this thread, where I helped another member.

lost admin password recovery - Vista Forums
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18 Feb 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

It was set up by the person who set up the computer for my mom, it was named "Michael" all I did was change the name to "Judy" but now it doesn't recognize her
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18 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fasn8ting View Post
It was set up by the person who set up the computer for my mom, it was named "Michael" all I did was change the name to "Judy" but now it doesn't recognize her

How many User acount do you have ??

- Captain
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18 Feb 2010   #6

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just that one and guest
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18 Feb 2010   #7
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Hello fasn8ting, welcome to Seven Forums!



What PC are you using to make these posts?
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18 Feb 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

why? it's my work computer
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18 Feb 2010   #9
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Hello Fasn8ting, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you changed the C:\Users\Michael user folder to Judy, then that is your problem. You will need to rename it back to Judy and restart the computer for it to work again.

You cannot change the name of the user folder of a user account. Instead, you will have to create a new account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Feb 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

I didn't change it in "folders" I did it through Control Panel. If I change it back that way should it work? Can you have two administrator accounts if I create a new one?
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