Windows 10: Account name (change it)

Discus and support Account name (change it) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, On receiving my new PC I was prompted to install/setup W10 which I did. I have done this many times before with previous versions of Windows and on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by FairyNuff, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. FairyNuff Win User

    Account name (change it)


    Hi, On receiving my new PC I was prompted to install/setup W10 which I did. I have done this many times before with previous versions of Windows and on those previous occasions it asked me to name my User (the Administrator) account. If it did that this time I missed it and it named my User (the Administrator) account by the first 5 letters of my email address. It is NOT important but . . . . . . is it possible to alter that name?

    (W10 Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.572)

    :)
     
    FairyNuff, Nov 8, 2020
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  2. Query about changing the account name

    Hi Stephanie,

    Since you have already changed the name on your Microsoft account, we suggest switching into a local account, and then log back in with your Microsoft account. This way, we can be sure that any changes made to your Microsoft account will be synced to your
    local user account.

    For steps on how to switch to a local account:

    • Click on Start.
    • Click on Settings.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Under Your account, click on Switch to a local account.

    To switch back to a Microsoft account:

    • Follow steps 1-3 above to get to Accounts.
    • Under Your account, click on Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.

    If the issue persists, please do not hesitate to get back to us.
     
    Patricia Yu, Nov 8, 2020
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  3. Jessen P Win User
    Query about changing the User Accounts name

    Hi Jerry,

    Perform the steps mentioned below to change the user account name.

    • Sign in to the Your info page on the Microsoft account website.

    • Under your name, select Edit name.
      If there’s no name listed yet, select Add name.
    • Edit or add the name you want, then choose Save.
      Your Microsoft account name will start to appear or change everywhere you use it.

    Please revert if you still cannot change the user account name.

    Thank you.
     
    Jessen P, Nov 8, 2020
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  4. Account name (change it)

    Change local user account name in Windows 10

    Hello!

    I've just reinstalled Win10 and created a second account for my wife. Unfortunately, the login names is the mail she's registered to Microsoft.

    How can I change the name.

    I've read an answer to same question suggesting following:

    "

    Follow the steps provided below to change the username and check.

    • Press Windows key + X key.
    • Click on Control Panel.
    • Under view, select large icons.
    • Go to User Account.
    • Click on Manage another account
    ...

    "

    I don't have that option in Win10.

    Thanks for assistance
     
    MichaelBar, Nov 8, 2020
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