Windows 10: Change PC name on MS account after changing locally

Discus and support Change PC name on MS account after changing locally in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi I bought a new surface and set it up. It doesnt ask for PC name during setup, only after you are in. So now in MS account devices online, the pc... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by TQM Dave, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. TQM Dave Win User

    Change PC name on MS account after changing locally


    Hi

    I bought a new surface and set it up. It doesnt ask for PC name during setup, only after you are in. So now in MS account devices online, the pc name is something like desktop-767shdjs

    I cant recognize that, so I want to change it for the name I have just given it, a useful name. How can I get it to update?

    If I remove the device online, will I still be able to login locally?

    :)
     
    TQM Dave, Apr 25, 2019
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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, Apr 25, 2019
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  3. Cannot change account name?

    Hello,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community. I will certainly help you with the issue that you are facing.

    I would like to ask you:

    • Is your PC connected to a domain?
    • What all troubleshooting steps have you tried?

    Since you have tried to change the name online as well, try to convert your account to a Local account from Microsoft account and then revert it to Microsoft Account.

    • Open Start and go to Settings.
    • Go to User Accounts.
    • Disconnect from Microsoft Account.

    Restart the PC and follow the same steps to connect to a Microsoft Account.

    Let us know the results. Hope this information helps.
     
    Sahil Bali, Apr 25, 2019
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  4. Change PC name on MS account after changing locally

    How do I change Administrator local account name in Windows 10 Home?

    Hi Hoc,

    You can change your local account name under Control Panel. To do this,
    please follow these steps:

    • Open the Control Panel and then click the User Accounts icon.
    • Click the Manage another account and then click Local Account.
    • Change the account name.

    Do let us know if you have any other concerns.
     
    Raymond Ave, Apr 25, 2019
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