Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Changing default username

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 10:39:31 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hello.,
My current default username and organisation is
c:/documents and settings/scotty b but want to change
this. How do I do this??
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 12:43:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Gary Stanley wrote:
> Hello.,
> My current default username and organisation is
> c:/documents and settings/scotty b but want to change
> this. How do I do this??

What Rick said and here some articles that will guide you.

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151

--
Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

Please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
http://www.dts-l.org
http://www.mvps.org
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 1:54:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Gary,

You can change your account name in the Users applet in the Control Panel.
You CANNOT change the user directory name under *any* circumstances. To
change the user directory name, you would need to create a new account with
that name, then copy the data from the unwanted account over to it while
logged on as the system administrator. Then log into the new account, make
sure everything is as you want it, then remove the unwanted account.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Gary Stanley" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:243601c47d4d$2208c390$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello.,
> My current default username and organisation is
> c:/documents and settings/scotty b but want to change
> this. How do I do this??
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 2:01:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I think you mean that you would like to change the "Owner" name and
"Organization". If this is so then go>start\run and type in regedt32 and
click ok or hit enter on your keyboard. Then navigate the following route by
clicking the + symbol beside the entries in this order:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/ CurrentVersion and click
on the CurrentVersion key on the left to open it's subkeys on the right and
then right click on the one you want to change and then click modify and type
in what you want. Both registered owner and organization can be changed here.
}:~)

"Gary Stanley" wrote:

> Hello.,
> My current default username and organisation is
> c:/documents and settings/scotty b but want to change
> this. How do I do this??
>
!