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Cant change user name from jenna

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Cant change user name from jenna

    Hey guys I'm new here just looking for some help.
    When I got my PC the default user was jenna so I changed the name to Lucas (my name) but some stuff is still labeled jenna.
    for example when I go into OS>Users there's no option for Lucas, just jenna.
    Also when I try and right click the folder to change the name it wont let me. There is no rename option at all and if I go into properties the name area is grayed out.
    Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can finally get jenna off of my PC?
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  2. #2

    Yes create you own User account make sure it's and Administrator, then delete the Jenna account
    Control panel/user accounts/Manage Accounts. create your new account make it an Administrator account
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    Windows 8.1

    I went into the Accounts page but there's no jenna. Just me and a guest.Click image for larger version
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    Let me elaborate a little bit more.
    When you install Windows and set up a user. In your case is jenna, Windows will create a 64bit SID (Security Identifier) and bound the user jenna to this SID. Now, you are changing the name from jenna to lucas. This is only for display purpose, behind the scene, Windows still use jenna with the associated SID created above.

    What you need to do is as follows:
    1. First, change back the user lucas to jenna then copy all the personal data such as music, videos, pictures etc... in C:\users\jenna to somewhere else.
    2. As Jenna, Create a new user called Lucas as Administrator, a new SID will be created for Lucas. Sign out and sign back in as Lucas.
    3. Copy the personal data that you saved earlier back into C:\users\Lucas
    4. Delete user Jenna.
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