Windows 10: Clean install, wrong user name

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  1. Posts : 21,894
    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       20 Mar 2015 #1

    Clean install, wrong user name


    I just did a clean install from ISO, The name MS assigned to my username was the first 5 characters of my email account! Not OK! It used to be whatever nickname (i.e. shortname) I had chosen. What gives?
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  2. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Mar 2015 #2

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I just did a clean install from ISO, The name MS assigned to my username was the first 5 characters of my email account! Not OK! It used to be whatever nickname (i.e. shortname) I had chosen. What gives?
    Does that show under your user folder as well?
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  3. Posts : 21,894
    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
    Thread Starter
       20 Mar 2015 #3

    Edwin said: View Post
    Does that show under your user folder as well?
    Here's the best I can show you cause I restored an image from just before ISO install. I have no idea why or how it did this, but many, many links and stuff i had set up were pointing to "Dick", and then were invalid cause Dick was not the username, dhubb was! I clean installed twice, got same results, gave up, and reimaged. LOST!
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  4. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Mar 2015 #4

    Do a clean install again but with a local account and a generic user name, then switch to a MS Account later.
    That's what I did, then your User folder/environment won't contain any 'giveaway' monikers or nicknames.

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  5. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2015 #5

    This is one is a head scratcher. When the PC is booting up (on 10041 of course), it refers to me, the only user on this PC, as "Other User".

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    But after booting up, all user info and PC info are fine.


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    I haven't clean installed yet but I have the ISO ready. So far, there is no performance loss. Just those tiny "scratches" here and there.
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  6. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2015 #6

    I get "Other User" when booting as well and after booting, all is normal.
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  7. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Mar 2015 #7

    Cuz you guys aren't signed in with an MS account?
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  8. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2015 #8

    Edwin said: View Post
    Cuz you guys aren't signed in with an MS account?
    That's right Edwin but I don't know what MS is thinking. And they said they want to make our daily computing more "personal"? But our own PC refers to us as "Others"? Fail.

    MS account or Local account is a personal choice.
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  9. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2015 #9

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Here's the best I can show you cause I restored an image from just before ISO install. I have no idea why or how it did this, but many, many links and stuff i had set up were pointing to "Dick", and then were invalid cause Dick was not the username, dhubb was! I clean installed twice, got same results, gave up, and reimaged. LOST!
    You might want to have a look at this first before doing another clean install:

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...ot-loaded.html
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  10. Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       21 Mar 2015 #10

    Edwin said: View Post
    Do a clean install again but with a local account and a generic user name, then switch to a MS Account later.
    That is always best. If you create an account straight off as MS account and the name is more than 5 characters you get the first 5 then _000 as the short name so Dillon becomes Dillo_000 in the C:\Users (whereas Adam works OK.)

    Looks rubbish like that - far better to create it as a local account with the name you want and then switch and it is faster too.
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