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XP & Cookies Name In Home Edition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by leem, Feb 4, 2003.

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  1. leem

    leem Thread Starter

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    My cookies are coming in with the use of my full name which I definitely do not want. I understand this can be rectified by changing the user account name and in XP Pro this is a relatively easy task because it uses a snap in for the MMC (lusrmgr.msc is the snap in) which makes various options including renaming available. However, I have the Home edition and though it has the lusrmgr.msc file the attempt to activate it results in a message to the effect that this snap in will not function in the Home edition. I understand the edit can still be made however I believe by using cmd.exe which in my case presents me with C:\Documents and Settings\my name> where my name is my actual name first and last. Beyond that point my references dry up and I do not know how to proceed with what should be a relatively simple task. Does anyone have a clue how to get the job done either via cmd.exe, a Registry edit or perhaps a way to enable luscrmgr.msc in the Home edition?
     
  2. The_Egg

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    I might have misunderstood you here, not sure, but this is just a suggestion . . .
    You can change the username for the account via:
    Control Panel -> User Accounts
    Just click on your profile and select "change my name"

    Or maybe I misunderstood, and what you actually want to do is keep the same username, but just change the way cookies are named . . . and if this is the case, then sad to say, but it beats me.
     
  3. leem

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