Windows 10: Change administrator sign-in name

Discus and support Change administrator sign-in name in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I got married and want to change my log-in surname. After several attempts I am still stucked with my maiden name. Please help. I am using windows 10... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Yvonne Nortjé, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Change administrator sign-in name


    I got married and want to change my log-in surname. After several attempts I am still stucked with my maiden name. Please help. I am using windows 10

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    Yvonne Nortjé, Mar 22, 2020
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  2. Naresh_K Win User

    Sign-in name change

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft community forum.



    Please note that the Sign-in name will be the same that on your Microsoft Account. So if you want to change the name, you will need to
    sign in to your account and then click on
    Your Info to edit the name. Once you are able to see the changes on Microsoft account, you should be able to see the same on
    Windows. If you are still not able to view the changes, then you can follow the steps mentioned below:



    1. Open Run dialog (by pressing Windows key + R).
    2. Then type: Netplwiz. This will open the
      User Accounts window.
    3. Select the User account and then click on Properties.
    4. Now change the name and click on Apply & then
      Okay.
    5. Then sign out of the user account and sign in back or simply restart your device. You should be able to view the changes.


    Regards,
     
    Naresh_K, Mar 22, 2020
    #2
  3. How to change name on Sign-in screen

    Hi Lynn,

    The steps to change your name that appears on your sign-in screen depend on the type of the user account that you're using. If you're using a Microsoft account, here are the steps to change your name:

    • Press Windows logo key + I
      buttons on your keyboard to open the Settings app.
    • Select Accounts > Your email and accounts.
    • Click the Manage my Microsoft Account link to open the web browser.
    • Click the Edit name link on the main page.
    • Change your name, then hit OK.

    To change or edit your name for your local account, you can follow the steps below:

    • Right-click Start, then choose Control Panel.
    • Click User Accounts twice.
    • Select the account, then click Change the account name.

    Update us if it addressed your concern.
     
    Angela Pun, Mar 22, 2020
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  4. Change administrator sign-in name

    Owner/Administrator Name Change

    Hi James,





    Editing the user profile depends on the type of your account. Before we proceed, we would like to confirm if you’re using a Microsoft account or a local account.



    If you are using a Microsoft account, you can edit the sign-in name by following the steps below:



    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Accounts.
    • Click Your info.
    • Click the Manage my Microsoft account link.
    • On your Profile, click Edit name.
    • Change your username.
    • Hit Save.
    • Restart your computer.


    If you have a local account, you can edit it by going to the Control Panel. Follow these steps:



    • Type Control Panel in Search.
    • Launch Control Panel.
    • Click the Change account type link.
    • Select your local account.
    • Click the Change the account name link.
    • Enter the new credentials.
    • Hit Change Name.


    Let us know if you need additional assistance.
     
    Kristine Arp, Mar 22, 2020
    #4
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