Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)
The easiest way is to create a new profile in your name then copy the
data from the old to new profile: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151
Once you are sure all is OK, the old profile can be safely deleted
from User Accounts.
"frustrated" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a computer that was used by another person for a
> few weeks. When they loaded in everything, his name was
> I can use regedit to change the registered owner, and
> that is fine, but all the files for current user are in
> his name, which is not preferable.
> Is there a way to change the computer over from his name
> to my name without having all the programs and files get
> confused? Or am I just locked into this?
> Frustrated G