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When i very first set up my new pc (windows 7) and input some details, it asked for a name for the pc so i put clements in (this is my surname). Now i find when i go into my computer/c drive/users, there is a user entry for clements and i really want that to be trevor (my first name). I do have an initial login box of trevor when i power up the pc , but i want my user name under c drive to be trevor as well. Can i somehow change it or change the name of the computer to be the same?

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