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Computer Name Changing

how do i change the name of the drive name or whatever its called?

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That should be your username. There's various articles on how to do that, the top answer on this MS forums thread has a simple breakdown of it here

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Follow the steps provided below to change the username and check.

 

  1. Press Windows key + X key.
  2. Click on Control Panel.
  3. Under view, select large icons.
  4. Go to User Account.
  5. Click on Manage another account.
  6. Select the User Account for which you want to select the password.
  7. Click on Change the username.
  8. Click on Change Name button.

 

Looks like you might have to make a throwaway admin account to log in to and change the name, it might not let you change a username for the user you're currently logged in as (in macOS you can change the username but the system account name stays the same and you do have to restart, I'm not as familiar with doing this in Windows as it just hasn't come up before). 

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i changed the name a while ago but it the original stuck and i cant get it to change

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You need to create a new user.

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1 minute ago, Enderman said:

You need to create a new user.

what do i do after?

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I had to do that before, you do need to create a new user and mess with the registry. Usually, unless you use a character that affects another program (I personally added an "!" instead of a "1", which messes with Java). What you do is you create that new user with full administrator access, then you log into that user and log out of the one you want to change. Go in and change the name of the user folder. Afterwards, head to the registry and modify the value "ProfileImagePath" to what you want the new user file location to be. the registry file is located in 

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\<User SID>\

 

where <User SID> is the number that corresponds to the user you are referring to. There is a proper way to do it, but just into each one and looking for the one that has the directory you want to change is a lot easier. If you have any questions, feel free to message me

 

Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/user-profiles-and-logon/renaming-user-account-not-change-profile-path

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48 minutes ago, Annotation said:

what do i do after?

You then make it an admin account and move everything there, then delete the other accountt.

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-> Moved to Windows

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Not worth it. Its only showing in file paths anyway.

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