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question about windows XP user account names

Hi I installed windows XP on a laptop and I mistyped the customers name when I typed in the user account name- i want to be able to change the name if possible. I went into the control panel and successfully changed the name to the correct spelling, however when I go to MY COMPUTER > DOCS AND SETTINGS I still see the old (incorrect) spelling. Can I change the spelling in this location some how?
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hydrive1902
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hydrive1902
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aadi369Commented:
best step....take the backup of the user account using administrator account....delete the older account and restart the system......and login again using the new account name
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
No, you can't change that without corrupting the profile.  To change the name seen in DOCS AND SETTINGS you have to create a new account with the proper spelling.
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Purple_TidderCommented:
It is possible, I've done it before and the path I took was very similar to what is documented here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/userpath.htm

You probably won't need sidlist.vbs, there should only be a few SIDs there and you can verify the correct one by checking the ProfileImagePath key.  No biggie.
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djsharmaCommented:
You can rename the folder.
login to the machine with user credentials ,your new profile will be created and copy your data from old profile to new profile.
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hydrive1902Author Commented:
Thanks! problem solved!
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