Re: Accont Name Change
- From: Bruce Chambers <bchambers@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:32:21 -0600
How do you go about changing the ADMIN user name that was inserted into a XP PC when the operating system was installed ?
I have changed the user name etc using USER ACCOUNTS but there is still the original ADMIN user directory under DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS which I'd like to change.
The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username)
_cannot_ be renamed, without risky registry editing, even if the associated user account has been. So, your best course of action would be to log on using the built-in Administrator account, create a new user account, with the username desired. Once you've logged in using this new account (and transfered any data you need to preserve, you can then delete the old user account(s).
HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
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