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peakie22

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Sorry if this is rather basic....

I've just got a new laptop which has come with "User" already set up. I know I can change the name on creen but that doesn't change the name in Explorer file listings, i.e. under "Documents and Settings" it will still show as "User". Is there an easy way to change it?

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Troy

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Sorry if this is rather basic....

I've just got a new laptop which has come with "User" already set up. I know I can change the name on creen but that doesn't change the name in Explorer file listings, i.e. under "Documents and Settings" it will still show as "User". Is there an easy way to change it?

Bryan





Have you tried changing the details under Control Panel > User Accounts? Here you can change a user's name, password, picture, way you log on and off etc...



Is this what you have meant?
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No, I realise I can do that but it doesn't change the name in the explorer file directory in the list of users in Documents and Settings. I think I need to create a new user (with the right name, not "User") then zap the old "User".
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ther user name on in the Documents and Settings folder cannot be modified.
I dont think that windows will even let you change that.
the way to do that is by creating a new user account and delete your current account
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Thought so

Thanks

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