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    Hey guys I had to reinstall my Vista and for one reason or another I had to do it from an old recovery partition left on a hard drive...to cut a long story short I forgot that Id put a quick name in there thinking Id never use it....so Im left with nn as my file names etc is there a way to reset the master name..does changing it in regedit Volatile enviroment solve my prob..

    I know one of you daddies of the PC world is bound to know

    Please help a frustrated man whos on the back of 4 days trying to run a Ultimate upgrade from a ISO.



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    The computer name can be changed by right clicking on computer in the start menu and clicking properties, and then change settings to the right of the computer name.

    The user name can be changed by just going into user accounts.

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    Thank you for reply I have tried that,I actualy want it to say my name on files I download etc eg C:\Users\nn\Downloads is what it now says in stead of C:\Users\Jamie\Downloads......like it did before cas it means I now got files showing in blue....

    Thank you....Newy

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    I wanna suggest to create another user account with your desired rights and then delete the old one.

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    Thanks Ramesh does that involve backing everything up again??

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    nope it just requires to reinstall all the apps, nothing else....

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    Thanks guys all sorted without any pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitinagarwal1988 View Post
    nope it just requires to reinstall all the apps, nothing else....
    No...You don't need to re-installed all stuff....All apps installed for all users will work perfect and those are single user...Go to Control Panel, choose the application and try Change/Uninstall to configure it to current logged user.

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    ^thanks for this info, but in this case he'll delete the old account after creating another one, thats why i suggest him to install all required apps again.....

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