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5 Way to Change User Account Name In Windows 10

Posted in Article9 months ago • Written by Nyaz3 Comments

If you have mistypes your account name in Windows 10 and later want to change it, what method do you use? Maybe you want to put another name for an account in Windows 10. To do so requires no special software or altering the registry files. Simply select one of the ways that I introduced as User and you want to change you. With me. 5 Way to Change User Account Name In Windows 10

Change User Account Name In Windows 10

This article going to show you, 5 way to change windows 10 user account name. to change user account name, we have many way change account username in windows 10. I will explain each of them separately. so, just pay attention to this article.

#1. Change User Account names from Control Panel

1. Click on the icon and select Control Panel and the User Accounts icon displayed options to choose from.

Change User Account names from Control Panel

Change User Account names from Control Panel

2. In this section, choose Change your account name or a user can specify the desired title for the account.

Change Windows 10 User Account Name

Change Windows 10 User Account Name

3. Now put in the new name you want to give the account and then click the Change Name button.

rename user account windows 10

rename user account windows 10

4. Finally, click on the Change Name button to complete the process.

While Microsoft is starting to get away from Control panel and move a lot of the PC configuration to the new Settings app. Control Panel is still there for now. That might change over time as Windows 10 matures. If that happens, we’ll definitely update this process.

#2. Change account name in Local Users and Groups

1. Run through the window is the next procedure. Press Windows + R key combination on the keyboard to open the Run box. You can go through the Start menu or search box to open the window. Lusrmgr.msc RUN command typed into the box and click on the Enter key.

2. Wait until Windows Local Users and Groups displayed. Double-click on the User folder to be displayed as user accounts are created.

Change User Account Name In Windows 10

Change User Account Name In Windows 10

3. At this point, by right-clicking on the title of account and select Rename You can change your user name.

Change Username in windows 10

Change Username in windows 10

When you click on Rename, then you rename your user account name.

#3. Change User Account Name from Local GP Editor

1. Press Windows + R key combination on the keyboard to open the Run box. You can go through the Start menu or search box to open the window. Gpedit.msc RUN command typed into the box and click on the Enter key.

Change User Account Name from Group Policy

Change User Account Name from Group Policy

2. Turn your attention to the nested list on the left side of the window and navigate to the following location: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options. Rename administrator account (or Accounts: Rename guest account)

Change the Built-in Administrator Account Name in Windows

Change the Built-in Administrator Account Name in Windows

4. Once you’ve made your selection and typed it in lieu of “Administrator,” click Apply

3. On the “Local Security Setting” tab, you’ll find a simple text box that says “Administr-ator” by default. This is where we’ll change the name of the built-in Administrator acco-unt. Pick any name you want, except for the name of any current or planned future user accounts.

change administrator name windows 10

change administrator name windows 10

 4. Once you’ve made your selection and typed it in lieu of “Administrator,” click Apply and then OK to save your settings and close the window.

#4. Change User Accounts in Windows 10

1. Press Windows + R key combination on the keyboard to open the Run box. To access Advanced User Accounts panel type ﴾netplwiz﴿ in the dialog box.

Changing user accounts in Windows 10

Changing user accounts in Windows 10

2. Now in the User Accounts window, check Users must enter a user name and password to enter this  computer, if it is unchecked. In the User Name section, select the user name to which you want to change the name and click Properties.

Change User Account Name in Windows 10

Change User Account Name in Windows 10

3. In the Properties window, in the User name field, provide the desired user name. Then click Apply followed by OK.

Change User Account Name In Windows 10

Change User Account Name In Windows 10

4. When you change, and then Restart for the changes to take effect.

#5. Change User Account Name from Microsoft Account

As mentioned above, in case of a Microsoft Account, the user name is generated from your online profile that you can manage by going to account.microsoft.com. However, you can also change User Account name by following the steps below.

1. Click on Windows 10 Start button and then click on Settings. Next, click on Accounts.

Change Microsoft User Account Name

Change Microsoft User Account Name

2. Click on Your email and accounts tab. Next, click on Manage my Microsoft Account link to open the web browser and.

Change Microsoft User Account Name

Change Microsoft User Account Name

3. On Accounts Page, click the Edit name link located next to your name (See image.

Changing user accounts in Windows 10

Changing user accounts in Windows 10

4. On the next page, you can change your First Name and Last Name to whatever you believe is better in your case and click on Save.

Change Microsoft User Account Name

Change Microsoft User Account Name

5. After this you can restart your computer to see if the changes that you have made have synced to your computer.

After restarting the computer, On your next login to the computer, you should be able to see your New Account Name as you signings. You may need to try a few hours later, in case you do not see the change immediately.

That’s it! You will be successful in changing the user name. Reboot to see the change. Hope you find the tip useful. if you issue any problem you can ask me.

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3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Ghulam Abbas July 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    It was awesome article, keep it up

  2. Ghulam Abbas July 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately the 3rd method is not working.

    • Nyaz July 1, 2016 at 11:58 pm - Reply

      Dear ghulam abbas, the 3rd method is working successfully for Administrator account and guest account…

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