How do you change name of administrator?

By Jordzen
Apr 11, 2005
  1. I just inherited someone else's old computer and i have a small question...

    when I hit the START button, at the top of the window, I see the name 'Administrator'.... is there anyway that I can change this to another name?

    PS: I've already been to Computer Management/User Groups and renamed the Administrator account. But this doesn't change the name at the top of the page and also at log on...
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    what OS running on pc?
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I'd assume you are running XP, so what I would do is just create another user with administrator priveledges. That way you always have the default Administrator account, and you can create your own personal one as well.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    And if the issue is with preferences then create 2 administrator accounts and copy the profile while using the one you will get rid of afterward. Once the copy profile is done then you can delete the one you don't want.
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