Change User Name

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ulysses, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    With second-hand computers, especially if acquired from strangers
    but perhaps even if acquired from a family member or friend, your wisest
    course of action would definitely be to format the hard drives and start
    fresh. You don't want to get in trouble because the original owner may
    have filled the hard drive with kiddie porn, or have problems because
    the original owner downloaded/installed viruses or other malware.

    The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username)
    _cannot_ be renamed, without risky registry editing, even if the
    associated user account has been. So, your best course of action would
    be to log on using the built-in Administrator account, create a new user
    account, with the username desired. Once you've logged in using this
    new account (and transfered any data you need to preserve, you can then
    delete the old user account(s).
    Ulysses, Jul 11, 2011
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  2. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    Editing the registry isn't risky if you have a clue.
    And what's this stupidity got to do with Photoshop?
    Voivod, Jul 11, 2011
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  3. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    Why post this ? here is my problem and solution
    I Bought a new computer, win 7 and cs5
    question was: what to do with old one
    old computer was running slow, takes forever to load PS
    malware and viruses could not be removed also pop up ads appeared
    went into user account and created a new administrator user name
    re-booted computer with new account. then completely deleted old user name
    computer took 20 minutes to remove it, re-booted again
    and OMG, what an improvement, the computer was cleaned and running full
    what followed was simple. reconfigured outlook express with newsgroups and
    e-mail accounts
    all programs thought it was first install and some asked for serial numbers
    photoshop is running almost as fast as new one
    so if you want to save a few bucks, take this suggestion
    Ulysses, Jul 12, 2011
  4. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    Your problem is that you're a fucking idiot.
    Yeah, SURE you 'bought' CS5.
    You're a consummate ****-up. Stop downloading pirate software and you'll
    stop getting virues and malware.
    If you want a machine that's still infected with all the crap you've
    already infected it with. Take this idiot's advice.
    Voivod, Jul 12, 2011
  5. Now perhaps you'll install good firewall, anti-virus and spyware programs!
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jul 12, 2011
  6. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    i am not as dumb as others imply
    did exactly as listed above...anti-virus, malware, ccleaner, etc, etc
    and yes it was cleaned up, BUT not to my liking
    after all the computer is 6 years old. And that is why i created a NEW
    user name
    furthermore I do NOT use pirated software photoshop is MINE along with
    adobe master collection CS5
    and installed on a new computer, win7 ultra professional
    thanks for not understanding
    Ulysses, Jul 12, 2011
  7. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    ps: nice to have a second computer, one for crappy stuff, ie, newsgroups,
    the other for good stuff
    Ulysses, Jul 12, 2011
  8. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    You're dumber.

    Good lord you can't even capitalize "I" or end your sentences with
    punctuation marks.
    I maintain a 100% clean machine. Just how much cleaner is 'to your
    You created a new account because the computer was six years old? THAT
    makes as much sense as any of your imbecilic statements to date.
    Then where'd you get all the virus, malware, trojans and spyware from,
    The day I 'understand' you is the day I eat a bullet.
    Voivod, Jul 12, 2011
  9. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    It's retarded to reply to yourself.
    Voivod, Jul 12, 2011
  10. If they were properly installed at inception, then perhsp one or two might
    have slipped through the ID process, but nothing as you indicated would
    .... and just where in Hades did I make ANY such implication!
    Thanks for -=reading=-, not inferring!
    You're quite welcome!

    Yeah, that's where the 'old' one goes when it's time to replace!

    BTW there are a few other 'tricks' if you must use one computer, that will
    keep the 'internet' away from the 'main', but as you choose NOT to read
    what's said ... there's no point in helping there!
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jul 13, 2011
  11. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    That was me. Ulysses is far too stupid to have more that a ditch
    digger/burger flipper job. There's no way he's bought and paid for
    Voivod, Jul 13, 2011
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