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Windows 7: 1st user setup with incorrect spelled name

06 Feb 2014   #1

windows 7 Ultimate x64
1st user setup with incorrect spelled name

The laptop in question currently has one user account set up in it ( in user accounts ) but if you look in the laptop there is another account for the same user with there name spelled incorrectly. unfortunately most of the software installed on the laptop is associated with that wrong spelling and it is driving that user crazy. is there anything I can do to fix this. I imagine i could delete the "bad" user but what will happen to all the programs associated with it?


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06 Feb 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Leslie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The programs installed on the PC will not be removed if you delete the user account. You may need to create new shortcuts from the .exe file of the program in a new account though.

Since "User Accounts" in the Control Panel only shows the one account, where are you seeing the other account at?

Could this be a case of the account had it's display name changed, and still has the original name for it's "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder?

Hope this helps for now, :)
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