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Windows 7: Renaming My Computer

04 Dec 2010   #1

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Renaming My Computer

I just bought a new Windows 7 computer. Had a heck of a time logging into it from my other computers.

Finally got on.

Found my username was DougsDell.......-PC\Doug's Dell.......580

Can I change both names DougsDell.......-PC and Doug's Dell.......580. Want to simplify things.

Also, do I have to have a password to log in to the computer itself? It's just my family here and don't want to go through logging a password in each time I turn on the computer.

And lastly, do I have to have a password for the first time each day I get on to one computers files through the other one. When I click on a folder on another networked computer it makes me log in with user name a password. I'd like to eliminate that.

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04 Dec 2010   #2

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The links below should help.

Computer Name - View and Change
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05 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I understand that I can't change my original User name. The main folder under "C/Users/Mary. Can't change that to Murry or the like, eyh?
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06 Dec 2010   #4

 

Yeah, you're not supposed to rename account-linked folders. You can rename your account from Control Panel but that only changes the displayed name, the folder name remains the same.
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06 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Can you walk me through what your talking about?
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