Wrong user name

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kev59, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have just bought a ex display laptop asus a6u and the user name is wrong. The domian name i have changed in control panel - user accounts but deep in side it still shows the user name wrong
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    reformat /reinstall will fix this - in fact I think it may be the only way, because I got my laptop ex-display and did the same eventually (though not until I was reformatting to dual boot).

    Since you say "just bought" this should not present a problem to you - so long as you have the/an XP CD.....
     
  3. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Yes i have all the disks etc but seems harsh to have to do all that. Think i will waitjust took me 2 days to put every thing back on ! thanks for the reply
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I did this to fix my folders when I renamed my admin account:

    1. Create another user (admin) and login to that account.
    2. Backup the user folder you want to change (C:\Documents and Settings\olduser)
    3. Removed the user you want to rename (thru control panel) and delete the files and make sure C:\Documents and Settings\olduser is gone
    4. Remake the user account and login
    5. Log out and relogin as the other user
    6. Overwrite the files in C:\Documents and Settings\olduser
    7. Logout and Login as the new account and you should be good to go.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2006
  5. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    sorry did not explain it very well the user name is fine but if you go into system properties the "registered to " is wrong that was done when windowswas first put on in the shop
     
  6. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    That information is in the registry so it will have to be changed there,this article should help.


    Microsoft
     
  7. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok thanks done it and it works - thanks again