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Cant change user name from jenna


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#1
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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  • OS
    Windows 8.1

Clintlgm

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#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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus G75VW / Z97 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3610QM / I7-4790K
    Motherboard
    Z97 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Hyundai HTM315156CFR8C-PB PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (GF114M)
    Sound Card
    VIA 6.0.10.1600
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
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    30 down 3 up
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    Explorer 11
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    NIS and Malwarebytes

topgundcp

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#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
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    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox

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