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User Account Name - Change in Windows 8


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#21
If your current account is a Microsoft account, then your personal settings will automatically sync to the new Microsoft account with the same email address by default. You'll have to copy over any files you wanted from the old account to the new account though.
 

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#22
No, my current account is just local account not Microsoft account. Both the old and new one are local account.

Copy over how? Copy all sub folder in my old account folder to the new account folder? And how about the settings? Even the start button doesn't show up in the new account :(

I like all current settings and preferences in my old account
 

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Nope. For local accounts, you have to manually set all of your personal settings and such again.

I meant to copy and paste only the files you wanted from your user folders (ex: Documents, Music, Pictures, etc...).
 

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WIN8 fan

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Hello Christianus,

A network log in dialog should use the new name.

The command prompt uses the name of the account's C:\Users\(user-name) user profile folder name.

The best way to change a user profile folder name would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead. :(
Change Name / Organisation how do that:
1.Open Windows Registry (C:\Windows\regedit) -> rightclick: " run as administrator"
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
3. RegisteredOwner -> Change Name -> Enter

Now you have changed
 

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Hello Christianus,

A network log in dialog should use the new name.

The command prompt uses the name of the account's C:\Users\(user-name) user profile folder name.

The best way to change a user profile folder name would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead. :(
Change Name / Organisation how do that:
1.Open Windows Registry (C:\Windows\regedit) -> rightclick: " run as administrator"
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
3. RegisteredOwner -> Change Name -> Enter

Now you have changed
hi
but are you sure it's safe with a local account?
thanks
 

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Hello Christianus,

A network log in dialog should use the new name.

The command prompt uses the name of the account's C:\Users\(user-name) user profile folder name.

The best way to change a user profile folder name would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead. :(
Change Name / Organisation how do that:
1.Open Windows Registry (C:\Windows\regedit) -> rightclick: " run as administrator"
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
3. RegisteredOwner -> Change Name -> Enter

Now you have changed
Hello W8 fan,

Sorry, but what you posted only changes the registered owner of the computer. It does not change the name of the user account.

Registered Owner and Organization
 

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#27
I format my laptop and again I have windows 8 but the name I type in the begging didn't show up but only my e-mail and now the password to enter my laptop is the password of my e-mail. If I change it, the password will change and in the laptop?
 

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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
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    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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