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How to change User Name in Registry

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    How to change User Name in Registry


    OK, I just clean installed Win 8.1 on a new motherboard and CPU, I left the internet turned off so that I only have a local Admin account.
    The issue is I screwed up with my user name Clinton J. Wright I put an extra space between j. Wright
    I have change this using control panel/ user
    But I still can't log on to the rest of my Peer to Peer network, as I have that set up to use" Authorized Users" with my user info on all units.
    So I'm thinking there must be a register entry that I'm going to have to edit to correct this issue, Anyone have any ideas

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    You would have to rename your user I think. See Renaming user account folder

    It would probably be easier to set up a new user and delete the old one though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    You would have to rename your user I think. See Renaming user account folder

    It would probably be easier to set up a new user and delete the old one though.
    Yes thanks Adamf, I took your advise and just started an new User Account
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