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Windows 7: User Accounts - query

09 Oct 2010   #1
IcarusII

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 
User Accounts - query

Hi there,

Ive literally just installed W7. I made a classic error when during installation I was asked for a user name. I forgot this would be the user name given to the administrator account

So now i have an Administrator account called 'Matthew'...which i didnt want at all. i want 'Matthew' to be my normal user account name (non admin).

I also have a Guest account - but I havent yet activated it.

I have read through the user account tutorials regarding changing the name, but they only detail how to change the name of either the guest account (if you havent activated it) and the built in administrator account (which is not activated by default).

this is just the bog standard admin account that W7 launches with. however I have read somewhere that even though you change a user account name and it changes in the login screen it is still tied to the original name....and i guess all the user folders have the wrong name?

This sounds like a mess. Can I change the administrator account name that I accidentally mis-named during installation and have everything set as if i had named it properly during installation?

thanks,

Matt


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09 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Create a new "standard" admin account and delete the original, you can't have that much to lose yet.

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09 Oct 2010   #3
IcarusII

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 

Cool.

i have nothing to lose. I was holding off installing EasyBCD for the solution to this.

Thanks a lot
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09 Oct 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome, post a snip of disk management at the other thread before you add the Vista entry with EasyBCD.
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09 Oct 2010   #5
IcarusII

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 

Will post the snip in a sec.

Regarding the user accounts thing though - the thing i was trying to avoid seems to have hppened.

I created a new admin account and gave it a password.

I logged off my old admin account, logged into the new one with the name im happy with and then went to user accounts, manage a different account and deleted the old admin account.

it asked if i wanted to keep the files associated and i answered no.

I then logged out and back in, to ensure changes were applied.

When I now navigate to c:\users there are user folders still there in the name of the old admin account i deleted. They have a padlock on them (as do my new admin folders).

Why havent the old folders gone?

Cheers,
Matt
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09 Oct 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Restart the PC.
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09 Oct 2010   #7
IcarusII

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 

Re-booted.

Sadly the folder structure for the deleted admin is still there in C:/users

/baffled/

Matt
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09 Oct 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Let's see them.
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09 Oct 2010   #9
IcarusII

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 

Okies.

Heres a snip of my users, and below is a snip of when you go into the undeleted user folder

By the way: 'Matthew' was the original admin account that i created during W7 install. IcarusII is the new admin user account i created in order to delete Matthew.


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09 Oct 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

If Matthew is no longer listed at User Accounts>Manage Another Account,

and there is nothing in Matthew User folder and sub-folders,

then rightclick>Delete Matthew User folder with Admin permission or from Admin account.
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