Can I set up Win10 user accounts with the same names I used in Win7?


Senior Member
I'm starting fresh with Win10 and I'm restoring from a Win7 backup, which had three users: one admin account using a first name, and two standard accounts using names like "John's iTunes" and "Mary's iTunes".

My restore will have these names under "Users". I thought I should set up the accounts before doing the restore, but the system seems determined to prevent me from doing so.

Can I get what I want?


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
In a local account scenario yes you can use whatever accounts, the same ones included, on the new system. You may want to create a temporary account during the install, restore the backup, then delete the temp account.

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