Windows 10: Change login Name, kinda

Discus and support Change login Name, kinda in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; When I recently reinstalled Windows 10 - 1909 it asked me to setup a Microsoft account and I did. On my earlier installation I used a local account and... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by lenberman, Oct 17, 2020 at 5:57 AM.

  1. lenberman Win User

    Change login Name, kinda

    When I recently reinstalled Windows 10 - 1909 it asked me to setup a Microsoft account and I did. On my earlier installation I used a local account and it opened right to Windows without a password. But now that I setup Windows with a Microsoft account the title across the login page is my Microsoft email (Outlook) address [email protected] and I login with a pin. The pin login is OK, but I do not want my Outlook email address on the login page. It would be OK to show my name only without the @mydomain after it, or if it only shows the pin request. How do I make that change, and I would still like to use the pin as my login.
    Thank you,
    San Diego, USA


  2. name changes??

    If you desire a name change please do the following:

    • Ask yourself if you really need a name change.
    • Make sure you have a good reason.
    • Know what you want your new name to be before you request a name change.
    • Send Urlyin a PM containing a decent explanation of your reason as well as your desired name.
  3. mrgeek Win User
    Change Windows Login Name

    "My ultimate goal is to have my name changed on my Skype account. Which reflects the name on my lock screen."

    Apply Step 5 to change the name on your Local account which is appearing on login screen to the name on you MS account profile that you do want to appear.

    However, the Skype name is separate from the MS account name if you are using the traditional desktop program. You can change the Skype name to match by opening Skype/Skype tab/My account which takes you to Skype account page. Click your picture/Skype alias/Edit profile on next page/Change name here/Save at page bottom. Good Luck
  4. Change login Name, kinda

    Cannot change the user login name in Windows 10

    Hi Joseph,

    Thank you for posting in Community.

    We understand your concern and we will provide the assistance required to help you resolve the issue.

    Before we proceed, I would like you to provide the information stated below:

    • Are you trying to change the name of a Microsoft account or locale account?
    • Do you get any error message when you are unable to delete the account?

    For now, if you are trying to change the login name of the Microsoft account, I suggest that you follow the steps below

    1. Open Settings page and then open Accounts.

    2. Under Your Email and Accounts page click on the Manage my Microsoft accounts link

    3. This will re-direct you to website. Here you enter your credentials and then make the changes that you wish to.

    Hope this helps.
    Vanessa Sohtun, Oct 17, 2020 at 5:59 AM

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