PDA

View Full Version : Changing to something else in Windows xp Professional x64 Edition Question?


Digital_Trans
10-29-06, 12:26 AM
Okay, my username on my Windows xp Professional x64 Edition is Administrator. Is there away to change it to what I want instead of what it is now? I don't like the name Administrator and I want my own however when I installed Mircrosoft Windows xp Professional x64 I didn't see anyway to change it. Any suggestions on how I can change the name? I've also included a small screen shot of my only options to choose from under User Accounts.

rewt
10-29-06, 05:42 AM
Rename the Administrator account by using a local security policy.

Control Panel (Classic view) > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options

Policy:
Accounts: Rename administrator account (Double-click on it, change value, then click Apply/OK)

Digital_Trans
10-30-06, 11:16 PM
Rename the Administrator account by using a local security policy.

Control Panel (Classic view) > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options

Policy:
Accounts: Rename administrator account (Double-click on it, change value, then click Apply/OK)

Okay, that looks easy but I still can't access the information you outlined. Can you be more detailed? I don't even see a Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options. I don't see any of these tabs your talking about. All I see is a check mark box I can put next to Administrative Tools.

DataMatrix
10-31-06, 02:56 AM
Right-click "My Computer" > click "Manage" > click the + next to "Local Users and Groups" > click Users > right-click Administrator > click rename.

rewt
10-31-06, 06:31 AM
I don't see any of these tabs your talking about. All I see is a check mark box I can put next to Administrative Tools.

Where is this checkbox you're talking about? I did not say to go into Start Menu properties.

Try DataMatrix way instead then. Although managing accounts from this screen can cause problems with certificates, I think it will probably be ok in this instance.

BrianG
10-31-06, 08:16 AM
I set up a seperate user account for myself. I install global software and drvers in the admin account only.

Digital_Trans
11-03-06, 11:49 PM
Okay, thanks for all your support! :D