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Windows 7: How to change Computer name and completly remove User?

01 Apr 2014   #1

windows 7 Professional 64 bit
How to change Computer name and completly remove User?

I ordered a notebook for my wife. The builder added Win7, etc. Now under system properties, <my name>-PC is listed as the computer name.

My wife was added as a User with Admin rights. And, <my name> was removed.

Only two options show for Log-in - My Wife and a Guest (not activated).

On a file download, the file appears in C:\users\<my name>\download.

Without reinstalling everything, is it possible to wipe <my name> out of the system and have everything tied to wife's name?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Bill,

You could delete your user account leaving only your wife's administrator account on the computer.
User Account - Delete
The tutorial below can help show you how to change the computer name to what you like.
Computer Name - View and Change
Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2014   #3

windows 7 Professional 64 bit


Thank you. Your suggestion did partially solve the naming issues.

Now, the NB and the Desktop have different names and the Network seems to like that.

But, <my name> is hardwired into the system. ..\users\folder lists only two users 1) public and <my name>. Not possible to change <my name>. And, that user account contains over 1 GB files. Most likely the Win 7, Office and email system files.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Apr 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


The only true way to change the name of the user profile folder is to create a new account with the name you wanted, and delete the old account after copying over any files you wanted from it first.

However, this may be an option for you.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2014   #5

windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thank you again.

I may just "live-with-it."

Have a good day.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2014   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome.
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