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How to change name windows 7 which was wrongly input

By pf6682 ·
When I purchase my computer windows 7 i7 with 6 GB of ram, the salesman had input my name wrongly so I am hoping someone will let me know how to change it to my correct name.

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Well Moles I guess you never saw Electric Dreams

by OH Smeg In reply to How to change name window ...

The easy answer here is to backup all your Data & Settings and then run the Recovery Partition to return the system to As New Condition where you can correctly enter your Name and so on.

Col

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by bratwizard In reply to Well Moles I guess you ne ...

That was my first thought too :-)

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go to

by PurpleSkys In reply to How to change name window ...

start, computer, right click - properties, half way down the page you'll see Computer name, domain and workplace settings, click on Change Settings on the right hand side, on computer name tab select changne where it says "To rename this computer etc" then type in what you want to name the computer where it says Computer Name

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by OH Smeg In reply to go to

If you try this make sure that you are logged in with Admin Privileges. You can not make these changes without being the Administrator.

Col

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The easiest option

by Jay_pee666 In reply to How to change name window ...

would be to create a new account on the computer and do a settings and data transfer using Windows Easy Transfer from account to account! Delete the old account. All in all this will not take long depending on the size of your profile.

Also, to the previous posters, please read the question before answering. The question was how to change the User name, not the pc name!!

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by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to The easiest option

That last part is a bit harsh don't you think? I mean, NOWHERE in the
original question did the OP mention "User name"...only "my name"...
Please read the question before answering.

As for changing to your correct name...depends on which "name" you
are desiring a change. If just the "User" name, the Jay's method works.
If it is the "Registered Owner" name, then you can follow Col's method,
OR, while running as Adminstrator, fire up Regedit from the Run command,
look for all references to the mistyped name, and change each to the
desired name.

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Can't do it

by ubangeee In reply to How to change name window ...

Not on an i7 with 6GB. Only i5 with 4 or 8GB

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by OH Smeg In reply to Can't do it

What?

Any of the above methods will work and it doesn't rely on the CPU or Installed RAM but it most defiantly does rely on logging in as a Administrator.

Col

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by PurpleSkys In reply to Can't do it

works just fine here, we've done it

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Change Username in Windows 7

by Erica Williams In reply to How to change name window ...

To change the username: Go to start menu and write 'add user account' in search, Once the search is complete pick up the most approprate link it will take you to the control panel with title 'add or remove user account' . Choose the user account that you want to edit then click on the name; by double clicking the user acount a window will open with user account details...perform the action you want and click 'ok'.

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