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NUCKLEARKNIGHT

Marco








Since: 12-17-04
From: Petaluma, California

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Posted on 12-28-07 12:40 AM Link | Quote
When I got my new laptop the previous owner did a fresh install of Windows XP and just put "user" in as the name. When I got it I went to Control Panel>User Accounts>Change an Account>Change My Name. So I changed my name from User to my real name "Albert Filice" however whenever I log on it always prompts me for the user name "user" even though Albert Filice is the only account on the computer and is the administrator. And when I lock it and then open it up again it says: Only T41User (Albert Filice) can unlock this computer. Also when I go to documents and settings it gives me the available files of "Administrator" "All Users" and "User". Is there any way to change this so it is just my name? I know it may sound a little anal of me but it kinda bugs me. I dunno, maybe there is some way to edit the registry and change it. Any help would be appreciated.
FX

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Posted on 12-28-07 12:46 AM Link | Quote
You changed the name of the person using the account, not the name of the account itself.
NUCKLEARKNIGHT

Marco








Since: 12-17-04
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Posted on 12-28-07 01:11 AM Link | Quote
Then how would I change the name of the account? Is it possible?
FX

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Posted on 12-28-07 01:19 AM Link | Quote
It probably is possible, I just don't know how off the top of my head (I'm sure I could find it if I had a PC right in front of me).
NUCKLEARKNIGHT

Marco








Since: 12-17-04
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Posted on 12-28-07 02:24 PM Link | Quote
Ok so I researched it a little bit and then tried these directions. They seemed like they would solve my problem.


While it?s possible to change your username from the User Accounts Control Panel, you won?t change the name of the underlying account name, as this could cause problems inWindows. There is a slightly convoluted workaround and while it?s a little fiddly, is far quicker than reinstalling Windows from scratch.

The walkthrough reveals how to use a hidden dialog inside System Properties to copy one user profile?s settings and files to another profile. This reproduces the original profile?s Documents and Settings folder in its entirety in the target profile, effectively duplicating it. Don?t worry about program preferences, your desktop, Taskbar layout and so on - all of these details are held inside your personal Documents and Settings folder.

Once the process has completed, restart Windows. Log on as your new user profile, and then delete the original from the User Accounts Control Panel. If you were the sole user of your PC, you can remove the log-on prompt at bootup by click Start > Run, typing control userpasswords2 and pressing [Return]. Remove the tick from 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer?, type in your new username and click OK twice.

1] In the User Accounts Control Panel create a new administrator account. Then log off your current account and log on as the new user to set them up. Restart your PC in Safe mode, logging on as the master Administrator.

2] Click Start, right-click My Computer > Properties. Switch to the Advanced tab and click Settings under User Profiles. You?ll see a list of all profiles set up on your PC appear. Select your old user profile and click Copy to.

3] Click Browse when prompted and locate your new user profile folder on your hard drive (it?ll be inside C:Documents and Settings). Click OK followed by Yes. Once done, click OK twice and restart your PC.

However whenever I get to the last step where I copy the User profile to the new profile "Albert Filice" I click Copy To then Click C:Documents and SettingAlbert Filice
Then I click OK. I always get an error message that reads:

Failed to set security on the destination profile. Error - Access is Denied

Anybody know how to fix this or allow access?

I'm running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 on an IBM T41 Thinkpad
Savedox

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Since: 08-20-04
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Posted on 01-08-08 09:43 PM Link | Quote
When you unlock the computer and it says T41User (Albert Filice), The T41 is your computer name, To change that, just right click on "My Computer" go to properties and then "Computer name" and it's straight forward from there.

When you log on, do you change user name from the prompt of user to "Albert Filice" or do you just put your password in under user?

also, are you using XP PRO or XP Home?
NUCKLEARKNIGHT

Marco








Since: 12-17-04
From: Petaluma, California

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Posted on 01-08-08 10:27 PM Link | Quote
Oh I fixed this problem a while ago. Thanks though!
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