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  1.    20 Mar 2015 #1
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    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.    20 Mar 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat 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.    20 Mar 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin 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.    20 Mar 2015 #4
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    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.    20 Mar 2015 #5
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    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.    20 Mar 2015 #6
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    I get "Other User" when booting as well and after booting, all is normal.
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  7.    20 Mar 2015 #7
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    Cuz you guys aren't signed in with an MS account?
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  8.    20 Mar 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin 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.    20 Mar 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat 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.    21 Mar 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin 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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