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Rename "Home" user to actual user name..how to?

  1. #1


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Rename "Home" user to actual user name..how to?


    Dear All,

    My friend has Win 8 64-bit installed via his assembler.

    In his C: drive (OS drive)..it shows as C:\User\Home..unlike mine one which is C:\User\Troy <my name>

    He wants his user name to replace the "Home" user.

    Please guide how to achieve this and hope this will not impact the already installed progs?

    Thanks,
    Troy.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Troy,

    If he only wants to have the displayed user name changed, then the tutorial below can help show him how to. This will not change the name of his "C:\Users\Home" user profile folder though.
    If he wants to also change the name of his user profile folder, then the best option would be to add a new administrator account for himself with the name he waned. After he signs in to the new account, he could copy what he wanted from the old account and delete it.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    many thanks bro...that surely helped.

    one quick query-- does migrating to 64 bit from 32 bit increases the free space size? pls check the below thread
    [quote]https://www.eightforums.com/general-support/26448-extra-free-space-after-installing-win-8-pro-64-bit-new-post.html[/quote]
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    No. If anything, 64-bit will take up a tiny bit more disk space.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    thanks for the clarification bro.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Anytime.
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