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15 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Change windows username (ComputerName/Username

I set up my computer a long time ago with a stupid username, and I wanna know how to change it. I can change my logon username, but not the actual username (COMPUTERNAME/Username) or the user directory (C:/Users/USERNAME).


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15 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jettj12 View Post
I set up my computer a long time ago with a stupid username, and I wanna know how to change it. I can change my logon username, but not the actual username (COMPUTERNAME/Username) or the user directory (C:/Users/USERNAME).
Welcome to the forum,

I think this tutorial will help with that,

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15 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

Welcome to the forum,

I think this tutorial will help with that,

Computer Name - View and Change
Thank you for responding, but that's the computer name. I want to change the actual username, like when you connect to the pc using rdp and you enter the computer name, a slash, then your username. I want to change the username. Let me underline what i want to change

\\Steven-PC\(insert embarassing username here)
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15 Feb 2011   #4

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OK, Have a look at this thread, I believe you'll need to create a new user account if I understand what you're trying to do, post # 4 specifically.

How to change MAIN user name in 7 Home Premium
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15 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
OK, Have a look at this thread, I believe you'll need to create a new user account if I understand what you're trying to do, post # 4 specifically.

How to change MAIN user name in 7 Home Premium
Much obliged man. It worked.
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15 Feb 2011   #6

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jettj12 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
OK, Have a look at this thread, I believe you'll need to create a new user account if I understand what you're trying to do, post # 4 specifically.

How to change MAIN user name in 7 Home Premium
Much obliged man. It worked.
You're welcome, glad to hear it!
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