Windows 10: Change name for user (administrator)

Discus and support Change name for user (administrator) in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I am the administrator on my computer and I cannot figure out how to change my name on Windows 10.... When I go to control panel there is no option to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by JenniferMunday, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Change name for user (administrator)


    I am the administrator on my computer and I cannot figure out how to change my name on Windows 10....

    When I go to control panel there is no option to change username under the users section.

    When I change it by pressing Windows button + R and typing netplwiz it does not save. Once I sign in again it goes back to what it used to be.

    This is really annoying, I just don't want it to say my old last name anymore and I'm really frustrated.

    :)
     
    JenniferMunday, Sep 4, 2018
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  2. Windows User name for administrator

    Hi Tony,

    If you wish to rename the Administrator account, you must first be logged on as the administrator to change the account name. Here are the steps on how to change the account username.

    Method 1: Change Local user account name.

    • Press Windows key + R > type netplwiz
      > OK.
    • The User Accounts window will pop up, click User tab, then select the account that you'd like to change the name >
      Properties.
    • On the General tab, enter the your desired user name >
      Apply
      > OK.
    • Restart your computer.

    Method 2: Change the user account if you're using a Microsoft account.

    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Accounts > Your Info.
    • Click Manage my Microsoft account. This will take you to Microsoft account settings page.
    • Select Edit name, then change the first and last name , and click
      Save.
    • Restart your computer.

    Feel free to post back should you need further assistance.

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    Rachelle Gra, Sep 6, 2018
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  3. 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, Sep 6, 2018
    #3
  4. Change name for user (administrator)

    user name change

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the description, I understand that you are facing some issues using Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if that helps.


    • Press Windows + X key.

    • Click on control panel.

    • Click on user accounts.

    • Click on change your account name.
    Change the name as per your according and restart the computer.

    Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you need any other assistance with Windows in future. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Mayank Gupta10, Sep 6, 2018
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