Windows 10: After changing user name via netplwiz method, it reverts on reboot.

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  1. ozstar Win User

    After changing user name via netplwiz method, it reverts on reboot.


    Hi,

    Win 10 1803

    I have used the netplwiz method and it did change the name, however a couple of reboots and it came back to the previous name which happens to be my Microsoft name. The pin is used not a password.

    After I make the change, when I go thru settings, I see that it is still my name although it does show the changed name in the left lower corner options as I sign in.

    Trouble is this box is not for me, it is for another person although I set it up.

    I don't want to use the Microsoft account method unless I know for sure it just changes this computer user name NOT my own Windows account which is connected to my own boxes.

    How should I do this?

    BTW I used this method from within the account I want to change and yes it is an Admin account and also from the first account that was set up on Win install.

    :)
     
    ozstar, Jul 21, 2018
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  2. How to change User name on Windows 10

    Hi Davit,

    I will certainly help you in changing the User name on Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to change the User name:

    • Press Windows logo + R keys to open the run command, type
      netplwiz
      and click on Ok.
    • On the Users tab, click on Properties to change the user name and then click on
      Apply.
    Kindly get back to us for any further assistance on Windows 10. We will be glad to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Sudeep Aprameyan, Jul 21, 2018
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  3. Change the user name in Windows 10

    Hi Rick,

    Thank you for writing us back.

    Are both the accounts are admin account?

    I would suggest you to go through the below steps:

    Steps: To determine the user account type:


    • Login to any account.

    • Press Windows key+X.

    • Click on Control Panel.

    • Click on User accounts.

    • Your user account will show and below that it will show your local account or admin account.

    • Once you know about the account type.

    • You can go to user account and change the name.

    • Press Windows key+R.

    • Type netplwiz and press enter.

    • Select the account and click on properties.

    • Change the user name and click on apply and then ok and one more time click on ok on the main screen.

    • Reboot the computer and check if it helps

    I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Shubham Chaubey, Jul 21, 2018
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  4. After changing user name via netplwiz method, it reverts on reboot.

    Change the user name in Windows 10

    THANK YOU!! this worked perfectly!!

     
    StephanieW1, Jul 21, 2018
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