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Windows 7 Administrator Account Issue

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Laptops NotebooksWindows OSWindows 7
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I recently migrated files and programs to a new notebook, using an application called ZInstall.  The original and target computers both run Windows 7 Professional SP-1.  For the most part, this worked, with a few glitches which are in the process of being resolved.  However, there's a dilemma with the administrative account.  

I didn't want to keep the previous owner's account, called "User", but my administrator's account ended up with that name on the target notebook.  I renamed the administrative account "DD", which now appears on the Windows sign-in screen.  But renaming the administrative account has had some unexpected effects.

In C:\Users  there are now folders named User and DD, which have identical contents.  A change in either folder will be duplicated in the other folder.  Although I seem to be logging on to Windows as DD, the actual account which is logged on is User.  I know this because the DD folder can be renamed, but the User folder cannot.  Moreover, my networked devices cannot access the new notebook with DD as user, but they can access it with User as user.  Is there a way I can remove the User account, and genuinely log on as DD?

In order to save everyone's time and effort, please know that I'm aware that Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows 7, and there is a push to "upgrade" to Windows 10.  The notebook which is the subject of this question also has Windows 10.  Having experienced it, I am not interested in abandoning Windows 7 just yet.

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