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How to change name windows 7 which was wrongly input

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How to change name windows 7 which was wrongly input

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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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    OH Smeg

    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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    bratwizard

    That was my first thought too :-)

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    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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    OH Smeg

    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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    Jay_pee666

    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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    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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    ubangeee

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

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    OH Smeg

    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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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    works just fine here, we've done it

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    Erica Williams

    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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    Prent0

    Hi. I got this from the microsoft site, had the same issue, was easier than I thought.

    1. Log in by using another administrative account.
    Note You may need create a new administrative account at first.
    2. Go to the C:\users\ folder and rename the sub folder with the original user name to the new user name.
    3. Go to registry and modify the registry value ProfileImagePath to the new path name.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\<User SID>\
    4. Log out and log in again by using the user whose name is changed, and the user should use the pervious profile with new path name.

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    OH Smeg

    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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    bratwizard

    That was my first thought too :-)

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    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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    OH Smeg

    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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    Jay_pee666

    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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    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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    ubangeee

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

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    OH Smeg

    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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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    works just fine here, we've done it

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    Erica Williams

    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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    Prent0

    Hi. I got this from the microsoft site, had the same issue, was easier than I thought.

    1. Log in by using another administrative account.
    Note You may need create a new administrative account at first.
    2. Go to the C:\users\ folder and rename the sub folder with the original user name to the new user name.
    3. Go to registry and modify the registry value ProfileImagePath to the new path name.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\<User SID>\
    4. Log out and log in again by using the user whose name is changed, and the user should use the pervious profile with new path name.