At the finish of the initial install “custom” (clean) of Win 7 (in place Upgrade crashed several times), I was asked to put in the name of the home computer in addition to the workgroup or similar. Once there it had my last name (as that was the computer name from before) as User. Thought WRONGLY I could change it later. OOPS.
I used “easy transfer” to bring everything (4 user accts) back (flawlessly I might add).
This caused “User”(lastname) to be linked to “User” name from the "old computer" which was “firstname”.
For example –
Say it was the Beatles Home Computer. There were/are John, Paul, George, and Ringo., let's say I was John. Therefore I SHOULD HAVE BEEN correctly --
Copied all files and settings from my Vista Home Pro HDD via “easy transfer”.
So when I ran “easy transfer” it matched John to Beatles as the USER, the problem was created. I became Beatles-Home-Computer/Beatles.
I have created “new” admin users and launched them so as to get to the “advanced” User Profile Settings in order to “Copy to”, hoping to copy from that profile (Beatles) to my correctly named one (John). Unfortunately, the “copy to” button is dulled and unavailable. The ONLY profile from which a copy can be made is the “default”.
I have no hidden files or limited access to other OS’s. It appears this should work. But doesn’t – from ANY User other than the ‘default” user.
So now its Beatles-Home-Computer/Beatles. I just want to return it to Beatles-Home-Computer/John.
But as a last resort can I ??
Can I rerun "easy transfer" (FOR THAT USER ONLY) into the correct name?? Are there "administrator" privileges inherent in the initial User that would not have migrated? Again, it seems sooooo simple but I've had "corrupted profiles" years (and tears) ago that took MANY hours to remedy. I don't want to have that on this new install of 7.
AGAIN -- BIG THANKS