Changing account names in Windows XP Home

  Lord_Anubis 18:35 07 Feb 2004

I was wondering if it is possible to change account names in windows XP home, now before you start shouting 'fool' at the top of your voices let me explain.

When i say account name i refer of course to the username which appears in the users tab of task manager and not the display name which you sign in with.

In windows XP pro changing the account name is a simple matter of using the local users and groups snap-in in mmc, this unfortuantly doesn't work for XP home.

So if anyone knows what i'm on about please post either with a solution of with a sure answer as to weather its possible or not.


  spikeychris 18:40 07 Feb 2004

How about copying the profile of the user...

Create a new account with the username the way you want it to appear,
and be used for networking and the like, then copy the old user profile.

Open System in Control Panel. On the User Profiles tab, and under
Profiles stored on this computer, click the user profile you want to
copy, and then click Copy To.

In the Copy To dialog box, under Copy profile to, type the location for
the new profile, or click Browse to select the path.

Click Change to open the Choose User dialog box, click a new user from
the Names list, and then click Add. The new user name will appear in Add
Name. Click OK to add the user as a new user profile on your computer.

  spikeychris 18:45 07 Feb 2004

You will need to click here as well.

The idea is to obviously transfer the data from one user-name to another in Home.

  Lord_Anubis 18:48 07 Feb 2004

tehe, just found an easy way to fix my problem/ i was under the impression you could only have one administrator account but obviously i was wrong.

Thanks for you assist

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