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    Agony Aunty-Online Moira's Avatar
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    XP doesn't like Helen ........

    When I was creating a new account in XP for a woman called Helen who is being given the computer, the system told me it wouldn't let me create an account named either "Helen, Administrator or Guest".

    I wondered if anyone knew why?
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    The computer name wouldn't happen to be "Helen", would it? XP doesn't let you name user accounts after the computer name for some reason (I just tried it out on Vista, and it's no problem there).

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    I am running XP Pro SP2... I just created a user named Helen with no problems... I agree with Negative. Check to see what the computer name is. I tried searching google for "xp user account" helen ... xp login helen ... and xp user helen ... but could not find anyone else that shared your issue.
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    Isn't Helen the name of Bill Gates wife? I thought you couldn't create user accounts under the name "Bill" or "Helen"?

    .....or maybe the Wolfman is simply making this up..... Who knows! ?!?
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    It's Melinda :P

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    I think the Wolfman is on to something!

    like Y2K... =)

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    Looks like a "Trojan" to me.................

    "Helen of Troy" ............ "the face that launched a thousand ships"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    "Helen of Troy" ............ "the face that launched a thousand ships"?
    LOL! Nice one Nihil!
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    Yup! You guessed it! The computer was called ..... Helen. It's now known as jesmond and "User" has been successfully renamed Helen.

    Why can't M$ employ articulate programmers? Rather than tell me "you can't create an account called administrator, helen or guest", how much more helpful to say "user names must not be identical to pc name"
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