08-08-2011 12:08 PM
I bought a computer from a family member. How do I personalize it? I have all of the passwords, I just don't know how to change the computer name and the e-mail address linked to the computer. For example: when I go onto a website like craigslist and try to reply to someone, it automatically sends the e-mail from the previous owner's account. I realize that this was done when the computer was first purchased and set up, but is there a way to change the primary user without having to start all over?
08-08-2011 01:18 PM - edited 08-08-2011 01:19 PM
XP? Vista? W7?
Email has to be changed in the email client software that is installed on the PC, try to determine which program is bing used, and I will point you to some instructions.
If you are talking about the user account name?
This can be done in Control Panel (icon view) > User Accounts > Change Your Account Name