Change Win XP Admin name - everywhere, not just signon
Posted on 2007-04-06
A friend put together a Windows Media Center PC for me. When he installed windows, he set up the admin user name as 'Mark & Carol' - my name and my wifes name, very cute. I find this annoying, espeically because he spelled Carol wrong (its CAROLE). But the '&' in the middle causes little problems along the way. I won't bother to describe.
I would like to eliminate the problem. I can change the user name on signon, but not in the Documents and Settings folder - its a system folder because it was the initial user name.
Is there any simple way I can change this system wide (I am sure its buried in the registry in a dozen places). I don't want to reinstall WIndows, but I might if this keeps annoying me.