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How to Change PC Room Location and User Name after Setup?


Stealth

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#1
Guys, please help me out. I pulled a bonehead move During Setup/Installation and Entered the "User Name" I wanted into the first field for the "PC Location", like Living Room, Den, Bedroom etc. I never installed Windows 8 before and you don't get asked this in Windows 7 that I remember. Is there a way I can change the PC Location Name, and, would like to change the "User Name" also. I want to change the User Name because now it is, Example: "User1" but would like it to say "User", without the "1" if that makes sense. I searched the internet for answers to no avail.

I will have to change the PC Location Name first or else won't be able to use that Name for the User. I see some info on how to change the User Name but not the PC Location Name.

I installed 8 and Upgraded to 8.1, all updates are done etc, was a lot of work let me tell you.

Thanks, Stealth
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
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Stealth

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#3
Thank you very much TrustMe, I found the latter last night, but still needed the PC Name fix - that's awesome!

Stealth
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    Salvage Teardown now all up and working like new.
#4
TrustMe, will the user name change only apply to the displayed name and not to the embedded account name? I'm trying to learn the differences between Windows 8 and Windows 7 -- just some things, not all things.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine

Stealth

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#5
Good question RolandJS, I was wondering the same thing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    Salvage Teardown now all up and working like new.

TrustMe

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TrustMe, will the user name change only apply to the displayed name and not to the embedded account name? I'm trying to learn the differences between Windows 8 and Windows 7 -- just some things, not all things.
This was taken from the Note section of the guide.

"Changing the name of a user account only changes the name that is displayed on the Welcome (sign in/log on) and Start screens for that user account, and no where else. The only true way to fully rename a user account is to create a new account with the name wanted instead, and delete the old account.

Changing the name of a user account does not change the name of the user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder."

I hope that answers your question.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

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