Batch File to Change Username on Windows 7 Pro


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How can I convert the batch below for Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. When I ran this batch in Windows XP; it worked! but not on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. What this does? For example: I go to John Smith PC and you noticed that his username is smithj and domain: @@@@ was the last person that logon to that PC. So I need to logon as administrator and to fix his PC and logoff the PC but I wanted to put back his username as smithj NOT administrator.

So I ran batch file below by going to Run as: C:\setuser smithj and press enter on Windows XP and it worked successfully BUT not Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Also, the batch file is located under C:\

if "%1"=="" goto error
@set path=path %path%;c:\windows
set tmpfile=C:\temp.reg
echo REGEDIT4>%tmpfile%
echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon]>>%tmpfile%
echo "DefaultDomainName"="CALSB">>%tmpfile%
echo "DefaultUserName"="%1">>%tmpfile%
call regedit %tmpfile%
del %tmpfile%
goto exit
echo You must specify the username!


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