Click Start, point to the “right-arrow” symbol next to “Shutdown,” then choose “Restart”. During restart, press the “F8” key intermittently,
until you see the startup menu selection for booting into various modes. Choose the the option to “Start in Safe Mode.”
2. Log into "safe mode" as a privileged user
4. Log out of the current user account.
5. Log into "safe mode" as the new temporary admin user ("temp").
7. Rename the existing (original) user folder to the desired new folder name.
Thanks Maheshkumar, Naomi and any others for help in editing, updating tags and so forth. Naomi, I overwrote yours, because you and I were editing at the same time, but it showed that you only updated tags, so I tried to re-create the "tag changes" you had made.
Note also: I tried to format it so that anyone could "cut the Steps from the TOC" and use those vs. reading the entire article. For the less technical, they may need/want to read the entire article; for the "tech savvy," they may want to just cut out those "TOC Steps" and proceed.
Actually, I also made changes in See Also section. See Also is normally separated by horizontal lines (before and after) and the link in See Also should be a ul link. These are the changes I made. I let you repeat them
Thanks Naomi. It's nice to have a helping hand now and again. I am trying to meet all of the recommended guidelines and learn 'Formatting Best Practices' as well, so that my Wikis are pleasing to look at/read, easy to follow, and informative.
Great. I made one more quick formatting pass. I think the first paragraph (Background / Inspiration) is using some strange font, you may want to adjust that as well. The formatting guidelines suggest to use default fonts and as plain HTML as possible. I think in your case you first wrote the article in Word and then copied to Wiki and that's why the HTML is a bit complex
Thanks Naomi. I think I have it corrected now. I had copied from a TechNet posting, and the formatting was messed up and/or, as you said, I may have copied some pieces from MS Word.
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Thanks very much. Works like a charm. Please remember though, that there may be a lot of registry entries still containing the old profile folder name, so make sure to search the entire registry. Be aware, that search will not automatically restart from the beginning of the registry, so select the topmost node and start the registry search from there. As for cleanup: the temporary admin account will leave traces. If you want it as clean as possible, you'll need to hack the registry again after deleting the temporary user account and profile folder.
Thanks for creating this article! I appreciate the level of detail. I tried renaming the user account via 'Advanced', under Advanced user management, and couldn't get any result. However, I was able to do it by selecting the user account, and accessing its 'Properties', on the Users tab.
I have one question, can I delete the registry key for the temp user account? Should I expect any conflict?