What ? Account Name for What ?

Hello Community Members

I have a "Windows 10 Home Edition" on a Lenovo Notebook

"File Explorer" has this address

ThisPC > Windows(C:) > Users > User > Downloads

BUT

My "Lock - Screen" says "Digital EPA" which I think is My Account Name ? No !

Microsoft Account "Account.Microsoft.com" says My Name is "Grey Matter One"

Excel Office 365 Personal has My Name as Grey Matter One AS WELL but in the Comments box as "User" huh lol

What's What ?

All help and advice is SO MUCH appreciated and VALUABLE

Best Ever

Paul M
Grey Matter One"Digital EPA" Executive Professional AssistantAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
My "Lock - Screen" says "Digital EPA" which I think is My Account Name ? No !
Microsoft Account "Account.Microsoft.com" says My Name is "Grey Matter One"


Sign out and then see one Account name in lock screen and also Other Users. You may see both. Normally the most recent one you use is the one that will show up as User Name.

Grey Matter One is (apparently) your Microsoft Account

Excel Office 365 Personal has My Name as Grey Matter One AS WELL but in the Comments box as "User"

That is your Microsoft Account, and I see User as well in the Comments. Normal.  You can put your name in the Comments box as I recall.
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Andrew LeniartEE Senior Editor & Independent IT ConsultantCommented:
Hi Paul,

"File Explorer" has this address

The "User" folder in File Explorer is often different to what you have configured in Windows 10. This is normal and by design.

To find out exactly what your Windows 10 User profile name is, simply bring up a command prompt. Your Windows 10 profile account name will be the last letters in the command prompt. Ie: C:\Users\ProfileName>_

My "Lock - Screen" says "Digital EPA" which I think is My Account Name ? No !

Correct. Your lock screen will display what you have configured (or entered) in User Accounts

Microsoft Account "Account.Microsoft.com" says My Name is "Grey Matter One"

That's normal as well and depends on your Office 365 account configuration. What's displayed is rarely the same as what things like accounts can be called on the backends.

Are you having issues or just confused about what you're seeing on screen?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is my Lenovo Machine. I have a Microsoft Account and Lenovo thinks I am User. Nothing to worry about.

Lenovo-Vantage-User-screen.

If you purchased your machine with Office, that would explain User in Office as weill
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Grey Matter One"Digital EPA" Executive Professional AssistantAuthor Commented:
Hello Expert's Community

Thank You SO MUCH for such a prompt response and VERY DETAILED and AUTHORATIVE !

Get back to You later on

Best

Paul M
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Grey Matter One"Digital EPA" Executive Professional AssistantAuthor Commented:
Hello Community Members

John

>Grey Matter One is (apparently) your Microsoft Account

K Got You ! and Digital EPA is My User Name in Wins 10 No ? User Accounts

>...and I see User as well in the Comments. Normal.  You can put your name in the Comments box as I recall.

Get back to You on that ONE not going to change EACH COMMENT BOX every-time John (lol)

Take a look at My Lenovo ADVANTAGE and same thing Signed IN and done My Profile and stuff but still User (wat huh) lol

Andrew

>To find out exactly what your Windows 10 User profile name is, simply bring up a command prompt. Your Windows 10 profile account name will be the last letters in the command prompt. Ie: C:\Users\ProfileName>_

 Yes Thank You for that Andrew PLEASE look at Picture enclosed for your reference and convenience

>Are you having issues or have a mis-understanding just confused about what you're seeing on screen?

May I Andrew (lol)

Me

>"File Explorer" has this address
ThisPC > Windows(C:) > Users > User > Downloads

(Think) This link does it ! How ? Is there a Code Programmer who could do code and "It JUST run"

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89060-change-name-user-profile-folder-windows-10-a.html

Nice chatting "AGAIN" and Always and Thank You ALL for help and advice THIS IS MUCH APPRECIATED !

Best Always Paul M

Andrew - Wins 10 User Account NameJohn - Lenovo
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Grey Matter One is (apparently) your Microsoft Account  … and Digital EPA is My User Name in Wins 10

A Microsoft Account is someone@someemail.com   So is Grey Matter an email address. OR, is Digital a Local User Name. In the latter case the two would be different log in accounts.

Get back to You on …. not going to change EACH COMMENT BOX every-time

Agree. I do not pay attention to these.

Lenovo vantage needs its own sign in (I do not bother) or it says you are User

Overall, I think what you are seeing is normal. Nothing that concerns me.
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Grey Matter One"Digital EPA" Executive Professional AssistantAuthor Commented:
Hello John and Other Community Members

>Grey Matter One is (apparently) your Microsoft Account  … and Digital EPA is My User Name in Wins 10

Yes ! Please take a look at these Pictures (for My benefit)






>Get back to You on …. not going to change EACH COMMENT BOX every-time

Agree. I do not pay attention to these

Please take a look at the Screen Clipz for your reference





Can CHANGE name in comments box and text and background colour in Excel Options

FORGOT to mention in 1st post YOU HAVE A BOSS COMPUTER JOHN WoW !

Nice AGAIN for your HELP and ADVICE EXPERTS TO ALL K

Always Best Paul M

MS Account NameAdmin Wins 10 AccountExcelComments Box
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So your Microsoft Account is paul..... @outlook.com.  That seems to be correct.
So where does Grey Matter One originate from. It is not an email address?
And where does Digital EPA come from?

These must be from other activities.  One of them could be your "name".

So my Microsoft account is john... @notoutlook.com and my name John goes with that account. These are the only two things that show up for me.
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Andrew LeniartEE Senior Editor & Independent IT ConsultantCommented:
Paul,

I'm not clear on what problem you're trying to fix here. If you want the name to appear the same on both your login screen and Microsoft Office, then simply configure the User Name to suit.

On Windows 10.
Press your Windows key and type Add, edit or remove other people and then hit Enter
Click Your info on the left hand side of the window
Now click the Manage my Microsoft account link on the right hand side of the window
Once in your Microsoft account in the web browser, click the More actions link and select Edit profile
Now click the Edit name link and change the First and Last name on your profile to display anything you desire

Alternatively, change the User Name under "Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office" as per your screenshot above for Office to display what you desire.

I would not recommend changing the "User" profile name as per the Ten Forums link you have found. Though this can be done, I've seen people that have done this strike other problems because not all Windows registry items are addressed throughout the entire registry hive. The "User" profile name is just a default that is entered when Windows 10 is installed and should be changed at the time of initial installation of Windows 10. Doing so afterwards will cause issues.
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Grey Matter One"Digital EPA" Executive Professional AssistantAuthor Commented:
Hello Community Members

>So where does Grey Matter One originate from. It is not an email address?

It is My Handel / UserName for TheOutlook address (Look at The Previous Pic Again)

>And where does Digital EPA come from?

It is My Handel / UserName for My Lenovo Wins 10 (Look at the OTHER PICTURE lol)

Must b early OR late in the day?

I WAS ASKING IN MY ORIGINAL POST WAT ACCOUNT WAS WHAT ?

Now talking with You The Community NOW I know

Quality EVERYSINGLE Time Paul M
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Grey Matter One"Digital EPA" Executive Professional AssistantAuthor Commented:
YES YES YES ! Two heads r better than 1 lol PRO's
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