I've just installed Windows 7, with the user name
USERNAME, and machine name
MACHINENAME. The home path is set to
C:\Users\USERNAME.MACHINENAME. (The computer is NOT on a domain.)
How do I change it to just
Like @Randolph said, delete the account. This would be the most sure fire fix. Here is the process I would follow:
n.b. You may need to activate and log into your local administrator account to do this.
Restart for good measure, then create the account again.
If you REALLY want to hack at it you can try this (I don't guarantee that this will defiantly work):
I see this all the time when people join their PCs to a domain, or join them off a domain. I'll also see this on upgraded installations.
Sigh. Microsoft takes all that time to create a tool called Windows Easy Transfer, which has existed since XP, but people, for some reason, choose to do things the hard way. De-evolution ftl.
and if you don't have it, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer