1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 166
    Windows 10 x64
       15 Aug 2016 #1

    Different installs - different user names


    Over time I had a few retail licenses for Windows 7(seven) Pro and one Windows 10 x64 retail.
    In the Windows Explorer->Help->About, they show different users under licensed to.
    One old (blabla at hotmail) and one new (blabla at outlook.com)
    They are both correct.
    I don't use hotmail anymore but outlook.com only.
    Is it possible to change that hotmail to outlook ?

    thanks
    =
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,858
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Aug 2016 #2

    How to Change the Registered PC Owner in Any Version of Windows

    The display you are asking about is for display purposes only and has no bearing on whether or not Windows is licensed or activated or not, and that information also is just on the local computer and does not affect any records Microsoft keeps. So feel free to change it to whatever you like! :-)

    What we have not been able to figure out is sometimes when Windows is set up it will put in the first account created user name in there, and sometimes it will put just Windows User (or something generic like that) in there and we haven't been able to figure out why.
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Aug 2016 at 09:50. Reason: link
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 166
    Windows 10 x64
       15 Aug 2016 #3

    Ah, right, many thanks!

    With me here, I noticed that Windows is using the first 5 characters of the mail address of the MS account.
    That may not always be desirable.
    e.g. for hotmail I used a nickname, for outlook my real name.

    I will check out the article.

    Thanks again!

    =
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,858
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Aug 2016 #4

    tfwul said: View Post
    Ah, right, many thanks!

    With me here, I noticed that Windows is using the first 5 characters of the mail address of the MS account.
    That may not always be desirable.
    e.g. for hotmail I used a nickname, for outlook my real name.

    I will check out the article.

    Thanks again!

    =
    When you create a new user account whether or not it is installing Windows or just creating a new user account in existing Windows, I always create a local account first. That gives me the exact user name that I want. It also uses that user name to create the folder under Users. Then I convert that account to a MS account - that does not change the user name or the folder name under Users.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       15 Aug 2016 #5

    Noted in 1607 Clean installed with a Local account

    The registered user is Windows User, not my local account.

    1511 had Slartybart.

    Not looking to solve an issue, just noting my results with 1607.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Best way to change 4 user account names on 2 computers
I just set up a new laptop with Windows 10 and an activated subscription to Office 365 Home with two users and was about to also install Office 365 on a desktop with Windows 8.1 that belongs to the same family, and now they told me that they want to...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Solved MS forced Win10 installs w/o user concent?? True?
Is that true? Win7/8.1/etc. automatically installs Win 10 'update' (the OS) without the users permission when 'X' many days have passed? My brother woke up to Win10 (from Win 8.1) the other day and basically did a 'WTF'. Yes I know you can...
Windows Updates and Activation
Solved 2 User names on logon screen all of a sudden
I just recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro from scratch 2 days ago. All of a sudden I noticed yesterday evening I have 2 usernames on the logon screen. It normally boots directly into Windows (I turn off requiring password on NETPLWIZ screen). ...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Names of user folders (Photos, Music...)
Very odd problem: 31707 If I move the location of the user folder (an example here is for Music and Pictures). Both of my folders are network drives from the NAS, and the files are located in root of the network share. So for an example, I...
Customization
User names and microsoft accounts, and a OneDrive question
Hello, I am revamping my system as I migrate to Win 10 Microsoft encourages us to use our Microsoft account to sign in. I do have such an account because I have an Office 365 account I have a desktop and two laptops (one is my wife's) on...
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:02.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums