November 29th, 2007, 12:24 AM
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?
November 29th, 2007, 01:03 AM
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).
November 29th, 2007, 02:14 AM
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.
\"Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink.\"
November 29th, 2007, 02:46 AM
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! ?!?
November 29th, 2007, 03:25 AM
November 29th, 2007, 03:26 AM
I think the Wolfman is on to something!
like Y2K... =)
November 29th, 2007, 08:17 AM
Looks like a "Trojan" to me.................
"Helen of Troy" ............ "the face that launched a thousand ships"?
November 29th, 2007, 11:35 AM
LOL! Nice one Nihil!
Originally Posted by nihil
November 30th, 2007, 02:45 AM
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"
November 30th, 2007, 07:42 AM
They can't write articulate stuff because they're too busy reading the error messages that we all send.
"Somehow saying I told you so just doesn't cover it" Will Smith in I, Robot