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If you are referring to the name on your user account, to change the name you go Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Click on "Change an account", you pick on an account to change, click on "Change my name", type up a new name and last click the "Change Name" button.

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How to change username and my username from dwayne to Frank?


Two choices. You can open the control panel and create a new user account and delete your previous account with the wrong name. Or you can change the name if the other account. If you do that your new account has to have administrative rights and you cannot be logged in to the account you are changing.

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Bought from someone else need to put my nane on it


You have to make 2 changes, One for the computer and one for the user. Here is how you do both:
CHANGE COMPUTER NAME:
  1. Right click my computer and select properties
  2. Select "Advanced System Settings" (skip if win xp)
  3. Select "Computer Name" tab
  4. click "change"
  5. Enter the name of your choice
CHANGE USER NAME:
You cannot change a user account by just changing the name. Just changing the name will make a cosmetic change only and not affect the underlying files/folders in the profile.

1. From an account with administrative privileges, go to Control Panel>User Accounts and create the new Standard user account named the way you want and at least one extra Administrator account. Call the latter "CompAdmin" or "Tech" or the like.
2. Log into the new Standard user account once so the profile files/folders are created and then log into CompAdmin.
3. Now go to Control Panel>System>Advanced>User Profiles>Settings
4. You will see where you can copy user accounts. Copy the old account to the new one from there. Use the Browse to select your new account (C:\Users\newaccount).
5. Log into the new correctly named account and make sure all your stuff is there and that it works the way you want. When you are satisfied, you can log out and into CompAdmin and delete the old user account from Control Panel>User Accounts.

If you wish to log into your new, corrected account automatically, do this:Start Orb>Search box>type: netplwiz [enter]
Click on Continue (or supply an administrator's password) when prompted by UAC

Uncheck the option "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Select a user account to automatically log on by clicking on the desired account to highlight it and then hit OK. Enter the correct password for that user account (if there is one) when prompted. Leave it blank if there is no password (null).

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I have forgotten my email address how do I find it


Important information can sometimes be sent to an old email address that you no longer use.

For instance, if you registered a domain name, a website hosting account, a PayPal, or eBay account with an old email address but forgot to update your account when you switched email providers, then messages sent by those sites will be overlooked.

Finding old email accounts is not that difficult, especially because email users tend to use the same user name, or variations of it, for all email accounts.

If you know, or have an idea of what the old user name was, then retrieving, or changing the password is simple, but each email server uses a different user name or password retrieval method.

Call your internet provider and tell them you have forgotten your email account.

Give them your name and account number, found on your monthly statement.
In some cases the Internet provider will want to email this information to you.

Be sure they send the information to the alternate email address which you can access.
You don't want them to send messages to the email address you can't currently access.

The internet provider will ask you the security question you selected when signing up for the account.

If you can't remember what you selected, then the customer service representative may ask for a user name, your address, or the telephone number under which you registered the account.

Reset the password with the customer service representative over the phone.
The representative will help you change the user name if needed and reset the password so you can access the account again.
Yahoo Email

Go to the Yahoo mail page which asks you for your Yahoo ID.

Click on "I can't access my account."

Make the appropriate selection from the choices.
If you choose "I can't remember my user ID" then Yahoo will have you answer the "secret questions" they asked when you signed up.

These questions will be something like: "What was your first car?" or "Who was your third grade teacher?" If you answer coincides with the answer you gave when you signed up for the account.

Yahoo will give you your user ID.

After recovering your user ID, click on "I can't access my account" again and select "I can't remember my password," then click next and you will be taken to a change password screen, where you can change your password.

Start using your old Yahoo email account.
MSN Hotmail Email

Go to the Hotmail, or the MSN ID page, where it asks for your user name and password
Enter your user ID.

Unfortunately, MSN requires you to remember the user ID.

Click on "I have forgotten password"

Choose whether you want your password mailed to you or changed.
Unless you have registered a secondary email, if you choose email then the password will be sent to the account you can't access.

If you want to change password then you will be asked the security questions you specified when you registered the account.

Questions are something similar to, "Mothers birth place?" You may also be asked for your zip code, or address.

Enter a new password.

Enter anew password when the MSN ID page loads again and access your old email account.
Gmail Email

Access the Gmail ID page and click on "I can't access my account."

Choose the appropriate selection from the page that loads.
Options include, "I have forgotten my password" and "I have forgotten my user name."

If you select "I forgot user name," then click on "retrieve user name page," which you will see further down on the page.

Enter the alternate e-mail with which you registered the account.
The user name will be sent to that email.

Select "I have forgotten my password" If you know your user name then choose and click on "retrieve password" page.

Enter your user name on the page that comes up and then answer the confidential question that is asked.

Send password reset instructions to an alternate email and access your old Gmail email account.

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My computer is locked. Brings me to a screen that says


create another user in the safemode with administrator priviledges,log on using the cewly created user and transfer the documents u may need from the previous user.then u can delete the old user name

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How to create user name for window xp


To Create a New User Account
  1. Click Create a new account in the Pick a task list box.
  2. Type the name that you want to use for the account, and then click Next.
  3. Select the desired account type, and then click Create Account.
uparrow.gifBack to the top To Make Changes to an Account
  1. Click Change an account in the Pick a task list box.
  2. Click the account that you want to change.
  3. Select the item that you would like to change:
    • Click Change the name to change the name that appears on the Welcome screen for the account.
    • Click Change the picture to change the picture that is used to represent the user account. You can use any image file on the computer for the user's picture.
    • Click Change the account type to change the account type to increase or decrease the user's rights on the computer.
    • Click Create/change the password to create or change the password for the user and create or change the password hint.
    • Click Delete the account to delete the user account from the computer. When you delete the account, you are given the option to save the user's files on the computer.

      Note: You can not delete the account for a user that is currently logged on to the computer.

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How do you change user name when you log into the computer?


Hi,
a) If your Operating System is Windows XP follow the step:
Open Control Panel from Start menu (or open RUN and type CONTROL and enter). There you can able to find out User Accounts. Double Click on that and you can able to find out the available users on that PC. Click on the User that you need to change the name. You can able to view the option Change my name. Click on that and change the name and give OK.

b) If your Operating System is Windows 7 follow the step:
Open Control Panel from Start menu (or open RUN and type CONTROL and enter). Here you can find out the User Accounts. Open the User Accounts and you can able to view the users. Open the account that you need to change the name. Once you open the particular user, you can able to view the option Change your account name. Click on that and enter the new name and click on Change Name button. Now you can able to view the new name.

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Hi, my dads ex girlfreind changed the username on my computer, i still know the password but i can only log in under a user account. to make matters worse someone broke into my shop and tried to open the...


don't worry man just if you know the password and you don't know the user name , then simple way is to change the user name from the control pannel named as user account , click on change and then write the pasword and the account name but it is only poissible when you know the current user name or the 2nd way is format the window, it is the simplest way

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Hi, In Windows XP, if by "display name" you are referring to the username during login/logon, it can be replaced by going to Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, Change an Account, choose your account (last name), Change my Name, Provide New Name, follow all other on screen instructions. hope this be of help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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