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Upgraded from XP to Vista with wrong User Acct Name.

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I hope I can word this correctly.  I recently up graded from windows xp media edition to vista home premium.  During the upgrade I was asked for a user acct name and I used Bob M.  Under the XP system my user name was Bob.  Now when I log on to my system all my documents,,etc are under user Bob and I'm logged in as Bob M.  I can't seem to change this default login and wonder if there is anyway to correct this other than just copying all the files under Bob to Bob M.
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Hi

When you are logged in as Bob M, go to start and log off.  You should see Bob as a separate account there.

Hope this helps.

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Tks for answering.  I tried the log off but only the icon for Bob M exist.  No Bob showed up.  Earlier today I created a log on Bob but when logged on to that it has nothing under docs, etc.

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Well ..

So when you made the Bob account, did you get any error that it already existed or something.

Let's try this.  Right click on Computer and go to properties.  On the advanced tab, and in the User Profiles section, do you see the Bob information.  You can actually copy it to the new account right there.

Let me know what you see first and let's plan our attack.

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Hey ..

I forgot, in Vista, you'll see the advanced settings on the screen up to the left.

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The only user there is Bob M

Perhaps the best way for me is to just copy over what files I want from Bob to Bob M in explorer..  I don't know why Bob doesn't show up under user profiles.  If you have other suggestions I will be happy to try them.  I will be back on the computer early in the morning.

Thanks again for helping.
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Windows Easy Transfer did the trick.  Thanks so much.
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