troubleshooting Question

Changing the Users Path and User Name in Windows 10 Home

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Hello, have a strange situation here, at least I've never run into this. I bought a new computer from a company and it arrived with Windows activated and ready to go (which at the time seemed very convenient), what the company had done was created a user called "Valued Customer" and setup Windows via this profile.

Once I got the system I set it up with my Microsoft credentials and I created a local account "JOHN", I logged off, rebooted, signed in with my Microsoft account and began installing my tools and programs...However I started to notice that all my downloads and my work was being saved via the path C:\Users\Valued Customers.
If I navigate to users I see the following users
John (personal)
MSSQL (SQL Server Express)
Valued Customer

This bothers me for some reason :) But now that I have  my programs installed I'm not sure how to change it. Windows 10 Home doesn't have the Pro options to get to User accounts, and I'm not that even if I could I should rename the account without messing up my system.
I've gone into God Mode, checked my user accounts and profiles, when I look at my profile I don't even see Valued Customer I see Default (which I am assuming is the Valued Customer) and I do see the other profiles. And when I look at where things download most do download to Valued Customer but some downloads download to C:Users\John\Downloads.

My question is, am I worried about this for nothing? Does it matter? If it matters is there a safe way to change it so it defaults to the account with my name?
What does the account look like on the local machine when you are signing in using your Microsoft account?

I notice that this account seems to be tied to OneDrive!  If I go to environmental settings I see C:users\Valued Customer\One Drive
then Path settings sucha s %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WIndowsApps:
I'm not sure if this has to do with OneDrive or not but thought I'd include it.

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