Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How Do I Change My Logon/ User Name

23 Nov 2010   #1

Win 10 Pro 64x
How Do I Change My Logon/ User Name

I installed Win7 HP and some how named the PC and my network or user name the same.

The PC name is Wilife and the user or log in name is Wilife. I want to change the user name to John like all the other stations on my network.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Try control panel
User accounts
Change name
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2010   #3

Win 10 Pro 64x

Thanks, Maybe I am phrasing it wrong or don't understand what I want to do.

I use a wired and wireless network with 4 stations. I have all of the log in names set to john and the passwords the same. So when I go into one from the other there is no asking me for a log in and PW.

Well I just upgraded an XP machine to Windows Seven and some how got the login name set to Wilife. So now when I want to look into it from another machine it prompts for the Wilife name. John does not work. I DID name the PC Wilife.

In My computer/users the user name is also Wilife (with a lock icon). My windows login user account name is John like its supposed to be.

Where did I go wrong and how can I straighten it out?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 How Do I Change My Logon/ User Name

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to change Logon screen Picture frame (before logon)
Hi there, I have a windows 7 pc in a "domain", so when you get to the initial windows 7 welcome screen (prior to logging in as a user), you get a blank transparent Picture
Change "other user" logon picture
I am trying to use a Corporate logo on my Win 7 Enterprise build default picture instead of the flower I can replace the user.bmp for the default user profile and that works fine in that each user that logs on get the company log displayed when the are logged on or lock their PC but the...
General Discussion
Logon Wallpaper - automatically change w/ every logon
My method for automatically changing the Windows 7 logon/logoff wallpaper with every logon. Step 1: Use one of the many guides on the web to enable custom/oem logon wallpaper, such as Brink's: Step 2: Copy whatever JPEG...
can not change user account picture on logon screen
Hi everybody, I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong? My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user...
User accounts created but not able to logon - No user profile
I am a lab technician for Microsoft classes at a community college. One of our students somehow messed up his hard drive. The computer is running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. The system has two administrator accounts and one standard user account. I am still able to logon with those accounts...
General Discussion
Logon screen, change/remove logon picture
Hi, Is there a way to remove the logon picture. or make the picture smaller. it ruins my logon wallpaper :cry: let me know!

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:58.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App