Changing the default user profile is not a particularly daunting task. In fact, my experiences show that in Windows 2000, XP and 2003, it’s a relatively painless experience.
- Logged in as a local administrator, create a new user account.
- Log out and log in as that user.
- Log back in as an administrator.
- Enable Show hidden files and folders
- Go to the documents and settings folder on the system drive, and into the newly created user profile.
- Copy the ntuser.dat file to the Default User folder, overwriting the existing profile.
That’s it! Of course, you can use the Microsoft friendly method instead if your OS supports it.