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Windows 7: Windows Directory shows USER not NAME


03 Jun 2010   #1

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Windows Directory shows USER not NAME

This is a minor nuisance but still it wasn't an issue in XP or even Vista.

My Windows 7 Pro still shows the name as USER if looking in the folder "C:\". For example, there are 2 user accounts, both Administrators. When Windows 7 boots, you have a choice to log into SAM or JOY. However, everytime you want to install a new app, USER shows up as the name. And Sam doesn't show up as a USER but the following: C:\USER and C:\JOY in C Drive.

How do I change USER to SAM even though the profile in the GUI show shows SAM already?

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04 Jun 2010   #2

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I believe you can change the name, but is only cosmetic, but may serve your purpose.

1) Start> Control Panel

2) Click User Accounts (If you do not see this option, click View by: Small icons).

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3) Click Change your account name to change the account you are logged in with. Or click Manage another account to change another accounts name

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4) Type the new name for the account, then click Change Name

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You cannot change the actual name without creating a new account and transfering everything over. That can be done if you desire. A Guy


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