Can you prevent Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 from creating a username-based account?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MonarchX, May 21, 2014.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I like to make my own custom Username for any Windows installation. However, Windows 8.1 Pro will simply create a Username for me based on my Microsoft account and that Username is just not tidy enough for me with dashes and not something cool and it doesn't ask me whether I want to type one up myself. The only way I found to prevent that from happening is disconnecting from the internet or disabling NIC in BIOS. Is there another way of doing so?
     
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  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Yes, looking carefully down below in letters with blue color. No need to unplug network cable. :haha:
     
  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    He's talking about the user folder that gets assigned automatically based on the first name of the account you log onto.
    If you want to change it, make a new email, but set your first name to the desired username.

    For example:
    if I wanted my username to be murphy78 instead of Murphy,
    I'd use the name murphy78 blahblah
    instead of my typical bogus email name Murphy SeventyEight
     
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  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Or he can make a local account with desired name, then change it to MS account
     
  6. Stripakulina

    Stripakulina MDL Member

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