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Windows 7: User name set to "homo" -Damn computer guy

15 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
User name set to "homo" -Damn computer guy

I just had my computer reformatted and changed OS's from vista to Windows 7. Unfortunately my computer guy thinks he is funny and when it asked you to name your computer he called it "Homo".

I'll admit this was pretty funny when I brought it home and saw that but after a few hours with struggling to figure out how to change it, it just started to piss me off.

I've changed the User name to Scott and in the advanced settings I changed my computer name to Scott-PC, but everything is still listed as "homo". Call me OCD but this is driving me absolutely insane and my computer guy wont answer his f*cking phone to tell me how to change it. I've litterally spent hours trying to figure it out.

The closest I got was in some sort of properties menu where you can set what each account can do. I see it listed as Homo but there is a lock infront of it where you could usually change it.


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15 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
Take the unit back to the tech

Ask him nicely to change it for you , or ask to talk with his boss. "Homo" isn't funny, I mean if the guys is your buddy then "homo" is funny other wise, not so much
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15 Dec 2009   #3

xp pro Win 7

kick him in the nuts.
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15 Dec 2009   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

Hi and welcome to seven forums , ive just got home and online and your post made me p**s myself laughing ,have you tried using seven forums search facility for your issue, im not sure how to change user names as ive never had to change it.gonna rep u for giving me a laugh ,thanks man, post how you get on
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15 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1,

From what I have seen, the best way to do this other than a reinstall is to create another user account (set it up as an adminisrator account), then when you have it the way you want it (copy all documents etc.), delete the other (Homo) account.
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15 Dec 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP


Control Panel\System and Security\System\Advanced System Settings

Select the Change button on the Computer Name tab.

Enter new name>OK>restart computer.

As always in these cases, the guy is just revealing what's on his mind.
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15 Dec 2009   #7


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schurchill39 View Post

That's not even funny.

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15 Dec 2009   #8


PMFSL... however, without suffixing 'sexual' it isn't a derogatory term really...
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15 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)

I'm sure he meant "Home". Damn those typos (not that there's anything wrong with that..).
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15 Dec 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Change the name here:


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 User name set to "homo" -Damn computer guy

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