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Posted By : Leonida of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on July 28, 2000

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How do I change the log off name on the computer. My daughter is divorced and her ex husband's name appears everywhere on her lap top. The only one that bothers her is on the Start Menu where it says Log Off HUSBAND'S NAME and this she would like to change. Not that she ever logs off as she is not networked, but it bugs her to see his name every time she shuts her laptop off.


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Find files

Search for *.pwl

Delete every instance of *.pwl

Reboot the system and have her enter her enter a name and a passwd.

Now when the system goes to shutdown or log off it will show her name.

As far as the ex's name showing up other places. When the system was first set up that first name enteres is the name that all of the software will be regestered to You can edit these entries in the Registry but don't attempt this if you don't know what you're doing because you can make the system unuseable.

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Posted by Leonida of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on July 28, 2000

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