Windows 10: After changing my user name what then?

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  1. After changing my user name what then?


    I successfully changed my user name assigned at a clean install from rafik to Brian by following a tutorial (was it on here, I'm not sure.) Basically I changed the name in the registry. That's all working OK. However, some programmes are still refereincing locations on rafik and I'm changing then as I go along and that's OK. I decided to run a search on any other references on the system to rafik which returned the following - see screenshot below:


    After changing my user name what then? [​IMG]


    I'd like to remove all references to rafik and thought the best wat is to first move them into an new folder where I can retrieve them again if needed. Is that a good option? Is it likely to crash my system? Is there a better way to deal with them? Any advice gratefully received.

    Windows 10 64 bit version 2004 19041 329

    :)
     
    rafikiphoto, Jun 12, 2020
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  2. How to change User name on Windows 10

    Hi Davit,

    I will certainly help you in changing the User name on Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to change the User name:

    • Press Windows logo + R keys to open the run command, type
      netplwiz
      and click on Ok.
    • On the Users tab, click on Properties to change the user name and then click on
      Apply.
    Kindly get back to us for any further assistance on Windows 10. We will be glad to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Sudeep Aprameyan, Jun 13, 2020
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  3. user name change

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the description, I understand that you are facing some issues using Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if that helps.


    • Press Windows + X key.

    • Click on control panel.

    • Click on user accounts.

    • Click on change your account name.
    Change the name as per your according and restart the computer.

    Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you need any other assistance with Windows in future. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Mayank Gupta10, Jun 13, 2020
    #3
  4. After changing my user name what then?

    Change the user name in Windows 10

    Hi Rick,

    Thank you for writing us back.

    Are both the accounts are admin account?

    I would suggest you to go through the below steps:

    Steps: To determine the user account type:


    • Login to any account.

    • Press Windows key+X.

    • Click on Control Panel.

    • Click on User accounts.

    • Your user account will show and below that it will show your local account or admin account.

    • Once you know about the account type.

    • You can go to user account and change the name.

    • Press Windows key+R.

    • Type netplwiz and press enter.

    • Select the account and click on properties.

    • Change the user name and click on apply and then ok and one more time click on ok on the main screen.

    • Reboot the computer and check if it helps

    I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Shubham Chaubey, Jun 13, 2020
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