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Customer names are empty after upgrading to 1.7 (Last 5 orders box - admin dashboard)
Also having problems with this - when paying via Paypal Express, the order created in Magento has no “Customer Name” set, and even if the customer changes their email address after coming back from Paypal, the email address will always be the one used for payment at Paypal.
I hope our post will help you solved the problem
“Some time after upgraded to latest version from version 1.4, 1.5.x to 1.6.x or 1.7.x you will see something like this: