WinXP Default Logon User changes

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Slid., Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

    Oct 25, 2001
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    Well, I have these computers that came with XP Home preinstalled and with the logon username of "Owner." Well I wanted to change Owner to something else - lets say "Jim" so I went into Control Panel -> User Accounts and changed Owner to Jim.

    On startup the default username in the box is still Owner! I found a registry setting called "DefaultUserName" and changed it. It works for one reboot then changes back to Owner.

    Any ideas?

    Microsoft's support pages recommend making a batch file that changes the registry setting to whatever you want as a default then setting it up to run at every startup. That seems pretty lame to me.


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