Please register or login. There are 0 registered and 609 anonymous users currently online. Current bandwidth usage: 326.30 kbit/s May 24 - 07:31pm EDT 
Hardware Analysis
      
Forums Product Prices
  Contents 
 
 

  Latest Topics 
 

More >>
 

    
 
 

  You Are Here: 
 
/ Forums / Windows Vista /
 

  How to change a users name in vista 
 
 Author 
 Date Written 
 Tools 
Charley Staats Jul 23, 2007, 08:40am EDT Report Abuse


Want to enjoy fewer advertisements and more features? Click here to become a Hardware Analysis registered user.
Jul 23, 2007, 01:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to change a users name in vista
I'm not sure if there is a quick and/or elegant way of changing the full username, including the folder in \Users. The best I could suggest would be to create a new user with the username you want, move your files, and delete the old user.

_MD_ Jul 23, 2007, 01:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to change a users name in vista
McFly said:
I'm not sure if there is a quick and/or elegant way of changing the full username, including the folder in \Users. The best I could suggest would be to create a new user with the username you want, move your files, and delete the old user.


Yep, that is perhaps the easiest way...

___________________MD_____________________
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=333177
_______ Full system specs in user profile ________
BoT Jul 23, 2007, 04:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to change a users name in vista
i would do a backup/ restore instead of a transfer if you want the settings, emails, etc also
transfered.

You can either be part of the problem or be part of the solution.
Codisha - http://www.codisha.com
Reviews - http://www.codisha.com/reviews/reviews.htm
Charley Staats Jul 24, 2007, 08:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to change a users name in vista

Jul 25, 2007, 04:14am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to change a users name in vista
Why can't you create another user?

The only thing I can think of to move the \Users folder is to create a symbolic link named C:\Users to the new folder. If you've ever used Linux, you should know what a symbolic link is. XP didn't support them but Vista does (not entirely, but it works pretty good).

It might be a bit tricky, since you can't delete the C:\Users folder while Vista is running, and if Vista isn't running, you can create the symlink. So it might not be possible. :(

Jules Aug 13, 2007, 06:40am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to change a users name in vista
yep - only way to do it is what McFly says. Create a new account. Move all files over, delete Savira account.
This will change the name of the account in Windows Explorer, but if you simply want to change the username go to the control panel >user accounts > user accounts > change your account name.

~~+++++++^^^^^^^^^^^^^^+++++++~~
Only read the manual as a last resort.
Shadow Noneya Sep 28, 2008, 10:50am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: How to change a users name in vista
hey bro, i had the same problem, i am currently making payments on a laptop from a company here in america, and they also has a previous name for thir pc, what i did was go into regedit (if you do not know how to get in there or what to look for just ask on here and somebody, or myself will help you) then changed the names i wanted to be my own, so far thats worked, with no problems... once your in your registry, simply click edit on the menu bar, then click find... next type in the name of the username your wanting to change, then once its found, right click the string and select modify, then delet the part of the string where it says the old username, and enter the new one that you want it to be... now reboot, and that should do the trick, please, anybody correct me if im wrong! thannks for listening, and good luck!



 

    
 
 

  Topic Tools 
 
RSS UpdatesRSS Updates
 

  Related Articles 
 
 

  Newsletter 
 
A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.

Please enter your email address below and click Subscribe.