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Windows 7: Change Administrator account name

18 Feb 2010   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Yes, you can make another administrator account.

I actually have two, I am the only user. Just in case one gets corrupt or the password does not work.


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18 Feb 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fasn8ting View Post
I didn't change it in "folders" I did it through Control Panel. If I change it back that way should it work? Can you have two administrator accounts if I create a new one?
I would try changing it back to Judy the same way you changed it before to see if it will.

Yes, you can have as many user accounts (administrator or standard) as you like on your computer.
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18 Feb 2010   #13
fasn8ting

windows 7
 
 

thank you both for all your help! at least I didn't have to go through the enable/disable built-in administrator. It's a simple fix.
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18 Feb 2010   #14
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

All that have contributed to this thread are very happy that we were able to help.

Feel free to return at any time to share your knowledge or to use ours.

All the best to you.

EDIT Thank you so much for the rep.
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18 Feb 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
All that have contributed to this thread are very happy that we were able to help.

Feel free to return at any time to share your knowledge or to use ours.

All the best to you.
Indeed, you are most welcome from all of us.
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18 Feb 2010   #16
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fasn8ting View Post
I didn't change it in "folders" I did it through Control Panel. If I change it back that way should it work? Can you have two administrator accounts if I create a new one?

Of course you can , it will give you the option when you create it.
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