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How to 'Lock' names of Accounts for two different PCs

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Cosmos2011, Feb 12, 2020.

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  1. Cosmos2011

    Cosmos2011 Thread Starter

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    Hello:
    There are two identical PCs with Windows 10. I created two different accounts upon starting up Windows 10, names(above a box of Pin) for two different PCs are, .... one for 'Winter 20,' and the other for 'Spring 20.'

    However, after clicking, 'time and date' (at the left of screen) < name of Account ,....
    there is always ending up 'Winter 20' on both PCs. Pins for both PCs have no problem, ... two different Pins for
    two different PCs. Only names of Accounts have issue.

    How to 'lock' names of account upon starting up Windows 10, .... one for 'Windows 10' and the other for 'Spring 20?'

    Thanks for any help on this issue.
     
  2. TXjim

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    Hi Cosmos2011,

    The computer name and login name are different changes that need to made when you are configuring new computers on the same network. I will direct you by GUI Instruction:
    1. Open Windows Settings from Start Menu
    2. Select System –> select About. On the right of pane, press the 'Rename this PC' link.
    3. Following the link will open another dialog where you can enter the preferred system name.
    4. Be sure to select the Next button after you enter the new name.
    5. Another dialog box will open requiring restarting of the system. You can either restart the system immediately or restart later.

    Please keep us informed by updating us on your progress as your solution will assist others in this forum experiencing similar or the same challenge.
    Cheers, TXjim
     
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  3. Cosmos2011

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    Thanks for the response.
    I did several time as following the instruction you offered, above.
    The problem is that two identical PCs with Windows 10 appears to me 'not like to change,' even though two different names for two different PCs are seen. Upon starting up one PC at the time <clicking 'time and date' at the left corner, it's still one account name for both of PCs.
    Any further help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
     
  4. DaveA

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    Cosmos2011,
    How and where are you displaying these computer names?
    A screen shot would be best?
     
  5. Cosmos2011

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    Thanks,
    Two identical PCs appears the same Account name, 'Spring20,' which happens on both of PCs as follows;
    (1) Windows 10 starting up, (2) next, clicking 'date and time' at the left corner of the screen, (3) then, 'Spring20' showing up above a box of 'Pin'
    even though I created one of the PCs for 'Spring20,' and the other PC for 'Winter20.'
     
  6. lunarlander

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    Where is this 'date and time' on the left LOWER corner of the screen. The date and time does not respond to clicks.
     
  7. Cosmos2011

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    There are step-by-step for accessing Windows 10:

    (1) First, Turn on PC
    (2) Windows 'Log' popping up
    (3) at the bottom left corner of screen,
    1 : 35
    Thursday, February 13
    (4) click, the above
    then, popping up with the screen,..... in the middle of the screen,
    (5) Spring20
    'Pin' in the white rectangular box(need to type 'pin' to access Windows 10
    under this, white rectangular box
    ----------------------------------------------------
    I forgot Pin
    Sign-in option
     
  8. lunarlander

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    Click on 'Sign in option. You should be able to use your password instead.
     
  9. Cosmos2011

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    Yes, I can do that, but I like 'Pin' which is much easy for me to access Win 10.
    Is there a way to do 'Spring20' for one and 'Winter20' for the other. Because, that's what I love to see, .... not 'Spring20' for both of PCs.
    There is ONLY 'Spring20' on both.
    Spring20
    'Pin' in the white rectangular box(need to type 'pin' to access Windows 10
    under this, white rectangular box
    ----------------------------------------------------
    I forgot Pin
    Sign-in option
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Or, probably, two identical PCs are confusing, which is which???
     
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