Change user name on computer (windows 8.1)

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Change user name on computer (windows 8.1)

Post by silverneedle on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:43 am

Hi, I want to change the username on my computer. I've gone into control panel and changed the name in there, but if I open a DOS command prompt It's still the original name.

Anybody know how I change it completely??

Thanks

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Re: Change user name on computer (windows 8.1)

Post by silverneedle on Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:48 am

bump....?

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Re: Change user name on computer (windows 8.1)

Post by vhudson on Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:16 pm

You'll have to reboot and login with the new username or else the old name will remain because you're still signed into the old profile. By the way, how do I change my avatar to a picture?

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Re: Change user name on computer (windows 8.1)

Post by silverneedle on Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:18 pm

@vhudson wrote:You'll have to reboot and login with the new username or else the old name will remain because you're still signed into the old profile.  By the way, how do I change my avatar to a picture?
When you say reboot do you mean wipe the computer and start again?

Change your avatar in profile settings Profile > Avatar

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Post by vhudson on Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:22 pm

Ahh thanks for the Avatar tip. No, I just mean restart the computer and login under the new username

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Re: Change user name on computer (windows 8.1)

Post by silverneedle on Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:35 pm

Ah yeh, I wanted to do it without actually setting another account up. I changed the name of the account that I'm on but it didn't change the name in the cmd prompt and stuff...

Maybe I'll just have to set another user up and transfer the docs over.

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Re: Change user name on computer (windows 8.1)

Post by Nazzgull on Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:04 pm

@silverneedle wrote:Ah yeh, I wanted to do it without actually setting another account up. I changed the name of the account that I'm on but it didn't change the name in the cmd prompt and stuff...

Maybe I'll just have to set another user up and transfer the docs over.
Hi,
I suggest you to read this tutorial, it might help you Smile
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8782-user-account-name-change-windows-8-a.html



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Re: Change user name on computer (windows 8.1)

Post by silverneedle on Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:56 pm

Cheers Nazz -I have done that though, and although I sign into the account as the name that I wanted if I open a cmd window the old user name is in there.

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