Factory restoring my custom desktop PC. How can I ensure user name?


  1. Posts : 3
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    Factory restoring my custom desktop PC. How can I ensure user name?


    So I built a PC last year and I have recently updated to a new email address which of course messed up my Microsoft one drive link and other things. I decided that I am going to restore windows 10 due to a few reasons. I have previously uninstalled windows store app and my user folder name in the C drive is terrible due to my previous email.

    I have a few questions!

    1. Will restoring Windows 10 mess up anything on a custom built pc? Will I have to re-install bios or the like?

    2. How can I ensure my user name for the user folder in C is the name I want it to be instead of taking letters from my gmail address?
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  2. Posts : 5,478
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       #2

    1. No.

    2. Create a local account when you set up the PC. See step #22 here Clean Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Once you have signed in convert your local account to MS account (use Manage Your Account in Settings) and C:\Users\YourName will stay the same.
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    Thanks! :) I'll try it.
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  4. Posts : 5,478
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    Best of luck :)
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    Thread Starter
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    Will I be missing out on anything if I start with a local account and then change it to my Microsoft account?
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  6. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #6

    Nothing at all. I always do it for same reason as you - I don't like the random name they make up.
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