How do I change the default "Administrator" name??


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Guest

I just recently bought a pc laptop and it's my main computer (well, the only
one actually), and I want to change the default name "Administrator" - when I
owned a Mac all I had to do was to rename it, but in XP you can't.

So I created another account (and that is a System Administrator as well);
but that had the default settings of my computer as it was when I bought it
(default theme, and not all the programs as I have on my Administrator
account) - so now I have two accounts, Administrator (which has the Royale
theme and all my programs and files I need to have) and another account with
my name on it.

So I really want to know how I can hide the "Administrator" account and only
show my own account - because I want to have my name on it, not
"Administrator", but that account needs to have all the goods from the
system's "Administrator" account.
 
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Malke

Jth said:
I just recently bought a pc laptop and it's my main computer (well,
the only one actually), and I want to change the default name
"Administrator" - when I owned a Mac all I had to do was to rename it,
but in XP you can't.

So I created another account (and that is a System Administrator as
well); but that had the default settings of my computer as it was when
I bought it (default theme, and not all the programs as I have on my
Administrator account) - so now I have two accounts, Administrator
(which has the Royale theme and all my programs and files I need to
have) and another account with my name on it.

So I really want to know how I can hide the "Administrator" account
and only show my own account - because I want to have my name on it,
not "Administrator", but that account needs to have all the goods from
the system's "Administrator" account.

You were apparently using the built-in Administrator account for your
daily work. Not good. Now that you've made your new user account, you
can copy the settings and data from the first account to the new one.
You'll need to create a third account to work from.

Copy a User Account -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=811151

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

Then if you like you can set your computer to automatically log into
your new account and go directly to the Desktop.

Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

Malke
 
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Guest

Well, my scroll in my laptop mouse wasn't working well, and the browsing in
Internet Explorer was very slow, so I shut my computer off (and was going to
do the procedure you suggested), and when I turned it on I was immediatelly
logged into my "User" account, not my "System Administrator" account - so
basically I'm happy! I didn't even get a log-on screen, which I'm going to
try to figure out how to get it all the same (more security for me in
college; an answer would be great).

I was quite shocked at first, and even more so when I couldn't find my
Administrator's documents folders (where my powerpoint slides and stuff from
college is) - but I found it under My Computer - Local Disc - Documents and
settings.

But I've yet to find out if everything is ok. And by the way, thanks for a
fast reply and a great answer
 

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