Solved How do you change your name and the computer's name

April 21, 2015 at 20:13:34
Specs: Linux Lite
in command prompt? I found some commands online to try to change my name. My name is now "Mr. Bojangles". On the same site I saw the command for changing the computer name, command prompt wouldn't recognize the command. Also I was not able to change my name afterwards at all.

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#1
April 22, 2015 at 06:37:49
In Windows you can't change your user account name without creating a new user account, then removing your previous one.

To change computer name:

Control Panel >> System >> Change Settings (near bottom on right).


For Linux, I don't know.


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April 22, 2015 at 12:17:32
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Use the "usermod" command to change the user name and "hostname" to change the computer name. You should read the man pages for both of these commands before using them.

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#3
April 22, 2015 at 12:19:48
@phil22 - The query was about Linux. But, it is actually very easy to change a user name in Windows - in fact it is often considered good security practice to change the name of the Administrator account.

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