Can you use a number as a Win7 user account name?

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Got to page 10 of Google without even finding a mention of this, so its over to Arrse IT support:


I'm about to start up a fresh OEM installation of Win7 Home Premium on a laptop. I want to know if the default username - which of course has to chosen as part of the normal Windows set-up - can be a number, or whether it has to be composed of letters instead?


I'm trying to solve an issue of using English language application on a Russian Win7 installation; briefly English apps can't recognise a username written in Cyrillic, and Russian apps can't recognise a username written in latin script. The only commonality between the different language character maps is the number keys. hence my sneaky plan to use numbers instead of charcaters.
 
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Quick answer is yes, better off upgrading and using language packs. Whenever I see people using workarounds I see issues.
 
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Quick answer is yes, better off upgrading and using language packs. Whenever I see people using workarounds I see issues.
This is exactly the plan: I'm going to upgrade to Win7 Ultimate (Russian), and then use the English language packs.

Before I do that, however, I need to make a set of OEM recovery disks in case I need to make a warranty claim on the PC - the local warranty is invalid if any change is made to the OS. The Asus recovery disk app won't work because of the conflict in Latin/Cyrillic account names.

As I've never used Win7 Ultimate to change language, I also want to hedge my bets with an account name that will survive the transition. Seems to me that a number would be ok.
 
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