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Old 01-31-2017, 10:05 AM   #1
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W10 -64 HOME edition. There is an aggravating issue with my Account Name. In the screenshot(s) attachment, you will see .. on the left .. a USER folder named jboot That is NOT my user name .. it is Waco John which is shown on the RIGHT side. jboot is PART of my email address ... as you will see in the shot.

I cannot find a way to change my User name for that folder. Supposed to be able to do it at the Control Panel/User Accounts screen, ... but there is no option to do so. Only
  1. Make changes to my account in PC settings
  2. Change your account type
  3. Manage another account
  4. Change user account control settings

and none of these options allow an option to change the NAME or otherwise get that folder name to reflect the correct user name. Any help is appreciated in advance.
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You created it. What's in it? Maybe the contents can be moved to another place, then you can delete it.
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1. Enable the Hidden Built in Administrator account. Log out as you, login as the Built in Admin.
2. Backup the Registry
3. Change User Folder name: Even after you change the username, your personal folder will continue to display the old username. To rename the user folder, do the following.
1)Create a system restore point first. Then open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
2) You will find several folders here like S-1-5-. Search through them till you find a ProfileImagePath pointing to your old username. Double-click on it and replace your old username with your new username.
3) Restart your computer to see the change.
4. Login as you, Hide Built in Administrator.
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spunk.funk,

Enable Hidden Built in Administrator link shows an example that does not match my command. Comparing the two, something does not look right to me. Here is what I got:

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
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C:\Windows\system32>net user

User accounts for \\DELL-64

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator DefaultAccount defaultuser0
Guest jboot
The command completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>

GUEST jboot ??????? My 'net user' does not display anything like I expected. So I did not continue. I am not sure there is not some other problem(?) Please advise and I will follow through. Thank you.
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Has someone else used your computer?
In a manner ... yes. Dell Support accessed machine remotely. Determined I has some kind of W10 Kernel issue and ended up reinstalling W10 .... brand new. Had to obtain/install all the Dell drivers, and have not even begun to install all my applications. She did all the W10 setup ... and I am trying to straighten some of it out ... such as this account issue. Groan.
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OK, go to Start/Search and type netplwiz and press enter. This also shows all of the accounts on the computer. If you are logged into jboot, then log out and login as defaultuser0 or whatever Admin user account is on the computer. Here you can change your jboot account to an Administrator account under Control Panel/User Accounts, and then do the Registry Edit to edit the name of the User folder. Or, if you have nothing under your jboot user file, you can create a new user account with Admin privileges and delete the jboot account. Then login as the new user.
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Hi, please do not touch the ProfileImagePath, at this stage we need more info, you could lose access to your user account, we may need to mod it although I want to know more before we do it. Usually this key is only modded if you want to circumvent MS default folder locations(not recommended).

Looks like the Dell lady did not use your user name in the setup instead created defaultUser0. (and this is now most likely the registered owner)

We need to see what is there:-

Press the win + x keys together, select command prompt(Admin) an elevated cmd prompt will open at the prompt copy paste:-

whoami /all > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter)

When you delete an original default user account (created during initial install) the user account still contains this user name and it populates many folder names. This is located in the registry and has to be renamed to the new user account name, it is know as registeredOwner. At the cmd prompt (as admin) copy paste:-

reg query "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter)

Please post the output of the two notepads here.
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WOW ,,, I walk among gods. Thank you ... ALL. Here are the outputs of each instruction:

First one:

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USER INFORMATION
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User Name SID
============= ==============================================
dell-64\jboot S-1-5-21-1668552033-4220320795-2389769601-1001


GROUP INFORMATION
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Group Name Type SID Attributes
============================================================= ================ ============================================================================================================ ===============================================================
Mandatory Label\High Mandatory Level Label S-1-16-12288
Everyone Well-known group S-1-1-0 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\Local account and member of Administrators group Well-known group S-1-5-114 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
BUILTIN\Administrators Alias S-1-5-32-544 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group, Group owner
BUILTIN\Users Alias S-1-5-32-545 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE Well-known group S-1-5-4 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
CONSOLE LOGON Well-known group S-1-2-1 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users Well-known group S-1-5-11 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\This Organization Well-known group S-1-5-15 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
MicrosoftAccount\[email protected] User S-1-11-96-3623454863-58364-18864-2661722203-1597581903-1580972885-1365285643-1204012637-4121587206-342180701 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\Local account Well-known group S-1-5-113 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
LOCAL Well-known group S-1-2-0 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\Cloud Account Authentication Well-known group S-1-5-64-36 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group


PRIVILEGES INFORMATION
----------------------

Privilege Name Description State
========================================= ================================================================== ========
SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege Adjust memory quotas for a process Disabled
SeSecurityPrivilege Manage auditing and security log Disabled
SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege Take ownership of files or other objects Disabled
SeLoadDriverPrivilege Load and unload device drivers Disabled
SeSystemProfilePrivilege Profile system performance Disabled
SeSystemtimePrivilege Change the system time Disabled
SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege Profile single process Disabled
SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege Increase scheduling priority Disabled
SeCreatePagefilePrivilege Create a pagefile Disabled
SeBackupPrivilege Back up files and directories Disabled
SeRestorePrivilege Restore files and directories Disabled
SeShutdownPrivilege Shut down the system Disabled
SeDebugPrivilege Debug programs Disabled
SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege Modify firmware environment values Disabled
SeChangeNotifyPrivilege Bypass traverse checking Enabled
SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege Force shutdown from a remote system Disabled
SeUndockPrivilege Remove computer from docking station Disabled
SeManageVolumePrivilege Perform volume maintenance tasks Disabled
SeImpersonatePrivilege Impersonate a client after authentication Enabled
SeCreateGlobalPrivilege Create global objects Enabled
SeIncreaseWorkingSetPrivilege Increase a process working set Disabled
SeTimeZonePrivilege Change the time zone Disabled
SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege Create symbolic links Disabled
SeDelegateSessionUserImpersonatePrivilege Obtain an impersonation token for another user in the same session Disabled
2nd one:

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
SystemRoot REG_SZ C:\Windows
BuildBranch REG_SZ rs1_release
BuildGUID REG_SZ ffffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff
BuildLab REG_SZ 14393.rs1_release.161220-1747
BuildLabEx REG_SZ 14393.693.amd64fre.rs1_release.161220-1747
CompositionEditionID REG_SZ Core
CurrentBuild REG_SZ 14393
CurrentBuildNumber REG_SZ 14393
CurrentMajorVersionNumber REG_DWORD 0xa
CurrentMinorVersionNumber REG_DWORD 0x0
CurrentType REG_SZ Multiprocessor Free
CurrentVersion REG_SZ 6.3
EditionID REG_SZ Core
InstallationType REG_SZ Client
InstallDate REG_DWORD 0x588fe658
ProductName REG_SZ Windows 10 Home
ReleaseId REG_SZ 1607
SoftwareType REG_SZ System
UBR REG_DWORD 0x2b5
PathName REG_SZ C:\Windows
Customizations REG_SZ ModernApps
RegisteredOwner REG_SZ Windows User
RegisteredOrganization REG_SZ
ProductId REG_SZ 00326-10000-00000-AA323
DigitalProductId REG_BINARY A40000000300000030303332362D31303030302D30303030302D414133323300BD0C00005B54485D5831392D3938383638000000BD0C00000000BCB3BDC573FF0976090000000000788C8F58FBF89A410000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000918AE5F4
DigitalProductId4 REG_BINARY F804000004000000300030003000300030002D00300033003200360031002D003000300030002D003000300030003000300030002D00300030002D0031003000330033002D00310034003300390033002E0030003000300030002D003000330030003200300031003700000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000320062003100660033003600620062002D0063003100630064002D0034003300300036002D0062006600350063002D0061003000330036003700630032006400390037006400380000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000043006F007200650000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000BD0C00000000BCB3BDC573FF097609006AC07A2FA9BFDFB5B5980E691B1035E679101F0AE95FAC2C9E4E6218976A3AB5E03E75BBDA69BA88418F1792294635C9017E338CC9388772FCECBE69821174D35B00540048005D005800310039002D0039003800380036003800000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000520065007400610069006C000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000520065007400610069006C000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
InstallTime REG_QWORD 0x1d27b6032d34b2b

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AdaptiveDisplayBrightness
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ASR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\BackgroundModel
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ClipSVC
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Compatibility32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\CorruptedFileRecovery
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DefaultProductKey
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DeviceDisplayObjects
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DiskDiagnostics
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\drivers.desc
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EFS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EMDMgmt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Event Viewer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Font Drivers
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Font Management
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontDPI
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontIntensityCorrection
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontLink
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontMapper
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontMapperFamilyFallback
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\GRE_Initialize
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ICM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\KnownFunctionTableDlls
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\KnownManagedDebuggingDlls
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\LanguagePack
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\LicensingDiag
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MCI Extensions
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MCI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MiniDumpAuxiliaryDlls
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MsiCorruptedFileRecovery
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkCards
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NoImeModeImes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Notifications
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NowPlayingSessionManager
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NtVdm64
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\OEM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PeerNet
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PerHwIdStorage
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Ports
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Prefetcher
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileNotification
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\related.desc
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\RemoteRegistry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SecEdit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Sensor
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\setup
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SRUM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Superfetch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TileDataModel
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TokenBroker
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Tracing
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\UAC
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\UnattendSettings
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Userinstallable.drivers
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\VersionsList
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WbemPerf
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WiFiDirectAPI
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinSAT
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WirelessDisplay
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WirelessDocking
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WOF
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WUDF
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\VolatileNotifications
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OK, go to Start/Search and type netplwiz and press enter. This also shows all of the accounts on the computer. If you are logged into jboot, then log out and login as defaultuser0 or whatever Admin user account is on the computer. Here you can change your jboot account to an Administrator account under Control Panel/User Accounts, and then do the Registry Edit to edit the name of the User folder. Or, if you have nothing under your jboot user file, you can create a new user account with Admin privileges and delete the jboot account. Then login as the new user.
netplwiz shows:

User name [email protected] (full email address)
GROUP: Administrators; Users

When W10 boots, the 2nd window/welcome screen shows Waco John waiting for password. I left netplwiz alone for now.
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Not sure if I ever mentioned/displayed this. See screenshot.
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Hi, open cmd as admin (win +x) copy paste:-

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v RegisteredOwner /t REG_SZ /d jboot /f

Press enter, Restart (not shutdown) your computer. let us know how you get on.
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Hi, open cmd as admin (win +x) copy paste:-

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v RegisteredOwner /t REG_SZ /d jboot /f

Press enter, Restart (not shutdown) your computer. let us know how you get on.
Well, thank you for your input, and I WILL take your advice. I would though like to know what to expect ... so I can report back effectively, What does this action actually do? Thank you again.
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Hi, I explained when you install windows an account is created, the dell rep used "user" and it is now the registered owner. From your response to my reg query:-

RegisteredOwner REG_SZ Windows User

When programs are installed or folders created etc.. the default" user" will always be used (just as if you bought a used machine from user bill and created a new user tom, bill would still be all over your computer.. has to be removed from registered owner).

The reg mod does this safely for you changing it to jboot (which from your posts is your preferred user name.. it can easily be changed back.. if you like do a system restore before running the reg mod. (it is safe).
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a USER folder named jboot That is NOT my user name .. it is Waco John
Maybe the OP can confirm this, but I believe they want to be named Waco John
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Hi, I explained when you install windows an account is created, the dell rep used "user" and it is now the registered owner. From your response to my reg query:-

RegisteredOwner REG_SZ Windows User

When programs are installed or folders created etc.. the default" user" will always be used (just as if you bought a used machine from user bill and created a new user tom, bill would still be all over your computer.. has to be removed from registered owner).

The reg mod does this safely for you changing it to jboot (which from your posts is your preferred user name.. it can easily be changed back.. if you like do a system restore before running the reg mod. (it is safe).
I respectfully submit .... I usually 'name' my computers OWNER when I first set 'em up. THIS MACHINE, I named Waco John. It started giving me a kernel stop code blue screen. Dell tech comes along and blew away all partitions and did a fresh install of W10-64. The end and current result is ... I boot up the machine, and am 'welcomed' as Waco John. I enter the password to continue to a desktop. I have C:\Users\defaultuser0, jboot, and Public (3 under Users). Never seen defaultuser0 or jboot before. Before her kiss, I had Waco and Public.

Then there is netplwiz which shows one account ... [email protected] (my full email address) for User Name and Administrators;Users under Group.

I would like to boot up to welcome screen OWNER (if possible) and have two folders in explorer under Users of OWNER and PUBLIC ... just like my other machine(s). I will SETTLE for Waco John on welcome screen (like I get now) and folders Waco (or Waco John) and Public under Users in Explorer. I would just like to make Waco John be OWNER.

I JUST finished doing an image backup of the machine as it has been since opening this thread ... so I could do your instruction. Have not done your instruction, but after clearing this up, I will gladly do so.

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I must call it a day, but will continue early in the AM if I hear back from you. I apologize ... but must. I SINCERELY thank everyone who is trying to help. Thank you again.
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Maybe the OP can confirm this, but I believe they want to be named Waco John
"Owner" preferred. Waco John is what I started with on that machine .. so I will live with that. jboot ...... new, strange, and disliked.
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I don't know if this is helpful, but I tried to access the machine from another machine through my home network. I was challenged for a p/w but it failed.... wrong name or p/w. I tried 'use another account' and provided jboot for that, ... entered p/w, and boom ... access.

That tells me the USER account for that machine is jboot though welcome screen says Waco John. It seems to me I need to change jboot to OWNER and remove or hide or whatever the 'strange' folders shown in W explorer. This would effectively put that machine 'right' in my mind. Just trying to help. thnx.
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Hi, open cmd as admin (win +x) copy paste:-

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v RegisteredOwner /t REG_SZ /d jboot /f

Press enter, Restart (not shutdown) your computer. let us know how you get on.
While waiting for a response clarifying OWNER rather than jboot, I looked at that registry key which says:

RegisteredOwner Windows User

Asking ... if I did your command as:

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v RegisteredOwner /t REG_SZ /d Owner /f

would that make sense???
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I have fixed it myself. Installed W10 totally anew. Thank you all for your help.
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