|Quite some time ago, I 'inherited' a pre-used PC. I used and customised it extensively. Having put up with the wrong username for a long time, I decided to change it.|
I succesfully changed the name of the previous owner, Dave, to Joe, for 'Registered to' in Properties of My Computer.
Also in Properties of My Computer, I used 'Manage' to successfully change the name above Start and on the Welcome screen.
There was still a 'Dave' in Documents and Settings which resisted change on the grounds that is was a system file.
Having booted to Safe Mode, and entered the Administrator account, I used 'Registry Find and Replace' software to change all instances of Dave to Joe in the Registry.
Still as Administrator and still in Safe Mode, I could now change Dave to Joe in Documents and Settings.
However, the PC rebooted to a NEW default account ostensibly called Joe, but shown in Document and Settings as Joe.Generic and containing none of Dave's Documents or Settings.
That information was still in a folder called Dave, from which it could NOT be CUT and pasted elsewhere, not even to Shared Documents.
However it could be COPIED and pasted there, but since that doubled the occupied space, the HDD was not large enough to accomodate two lots of data.
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard is unsuitable for copying between internal accounts as it requires two PCs and a serial port connection.
If I log-off and try to Switch Users, the Dave account is not listed there for booting into, although there is an inactive Guest account.
If I boot to Safe Mode, there is an Administrator's and the 'empty' Joe's account.
I would like to be able to boot into a default account called Joe which contains my old data, and to delete the superfluous account. (How) is this possible ?