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Old 03-10-2008, 11:38 PM
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When I installed Vista (clean install) on my laptop it asked for a computer name – which I gave as John.
After install (user account was enabled) I had a user called John, but I didn’t like this user’s name so I renamed it Sam.

I now notice my personal directory is called Sam but in C\Users I have a user called John and it seems identical to my personal drive called Sam. I would like to change c\user\John to Sam to eliminate confusion. What is the best way to do this? Can I just rename it.
I am thinking there are a lot of registry values with the name of John which would need changing?
Both Sam and John are administrators.


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Old 03-11-2008, 03:10 AM
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go here and change the name for the computer.

Change Your Computer Name in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

go here to change the registered owner

Change Owner v1.0 | Windows Vista for Beginners

I am not sure which one is the one that you need to change....but one of them will do the job that you require!

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