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Windows 7: User name remove ?

24 Nov 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
Thank you marsmimar :), is there any risk ? as I can try close to the time I change to 64bit :)
The only risk I know of is not spelling a chosen name correctly.
Happened to me because I'm not that great a typist. But I just went back in and corrected my error.

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24 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

OK thank you for your help
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24 Nov 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You might be able to change your name through the registry by changing RegisteredOrganization and RegisteredOwner. Navigate to:


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Click on CurrentVersion and in the right pane you should see RegisteredOrganization and RegisteredOwner. You can double-click one of the values to open a dialog box called Edit String. Edit the Value Data box with whatever name you want to use (or leave it blank) and OK you way back out.

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Hello Ciara.

He is spot-on with this and it took about 2 minutes, very easy to do.

I named this install wrong.
click to enlarge
User name remove ?-modify.jpg
Here's the end result.
User name remove ?-changed.jpg
Here's proof, this did say "BareFoot" before and this is now, without a restart or log-off.
User name remove ?-winver.jpg
If you're concerned about an error, create a system restore point before you do it.

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7

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24 Nov 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP


You can always change the computer name at Computer>Properties link.

You can also change the Account Name at Control Panel>User Accounts, however it will not actually change the name orginally assigned until you delete the account and create a new one. This is a Windows security precaution.
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24 Nov 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

I guess you're right Greg, even after a re-boot.

User name remove ?-ohwell.jpg

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24 Nov 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP


Probably best to wait til the reinstall.

However any time you create a new User Account, wait until all issues are resolved before deleting the old one, then put the old User files on the desktop for awhile until you're sure you got everything.

A key issue needing to be resolved is whether installed programs will run for the new User - a good reason to always install for all Users unless you're restricting certain ones.
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25 Nov 2010   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Probably best to wait til the reinstall
Yeah I will, thanks guys :)
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