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Windows 7: MSI issues.

19 Apr 2011   #1
Brady A

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 
MSI issues.

Story:

When I first turned on the computer I accidentally included a "`" in my username.


.MSI files do not work unless I move them to my C:/ drive. I have recreated the issue and the ` is the problem. What can I do? How can I change my username directory on C:/Users/ ?


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19 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brady A View Post
Story:

When I first turned on the computer I accidentally included a "`" in my username.


.MSI files do not work unless I move them to my C:/ drive. I have recreated the issue and the ` is the problem. What can I do? How can I change my username directory on C:/Users/ ?
Log in as administrator, make a new account with the name as desired. Transfer settings if required. Delete the old account.

Regards....Mike Connor
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19 Apr 2011   #3
Brady A

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brady A View Post
Story:

When I first turned on the computer I accidentally included a "`" in my username.


.MSI files do not work unless I move them to my C:/ drive. I have recreated the issue and the ` is the problem. What can I do? How can I change my username directory on C:/Users/ ?
Log in as administrator, make a new account with the name as desired. Transfer settings if required. Delete the old account.

Regards....Mike Connor

I know for a fact that, that is the "Easy" shortcut around the real issue.

There has to be a better way to do it rather than deleting the old username and transferring the old data over.
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20 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The issue is that you have an account which doesn't work properly due to be being incorrectly named. ( Assuming that is actually the case). You can simply rename an account, but that will not solve the problems if that account is not working properly. The problems which have arisen as a result of the incorrect naming will still be there even if you now rename the account.

Rename a user account

Need to Rename User Profile OR “copy” profile into a - Microsoft Answers

Indeed, I don't know of any other way to solve that problem, "easy" or otherwise.

Regards....Mike Connor
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20 Apr 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brady.


I have tried and I've never been able to successfully, completely change the user-name from the initial setup, it will appear 'changed' on the surface but in the Windows registry it will remain the same.
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20 Apr 2011   #6
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If the \Users\BrokenUser folder for the user in question is the only problem, then maybe it is possible to rename the user folder instead? (Not from explorer of course, but through the proper windows UI)

Though looking around the web, it looks like the far safest thing to do is create a new account entirely, then use the settings and transfer wizard to transfer the user ID and other settings to the new account :/ (Note, I have done that between machines but not from one account to another on the same machine, can;t help with that)
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20 Apr 2011   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brady A View Post
I know for a fact that, that is the "Easy" shortcut around the real issue.

There has to be a better way to do it rather than deleting the old username and transferring the old data over.
I can't understand your statement, If you know for a fact that there is an easy
shortcut, why in hell did you ask the question?

I think that the others in here have told you the reasoning and method to
doing what your question asked. Evidently you are not listening.

Rich
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