Discus and support CHANGING USER NAMES in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Am using Windows 10 on two different laptops which, when in use are logged into the same MS account. I have a particular piece of software on each... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by afoster941, Nov 19, 2018.


    Am using Windows 10 on two different laptops which, when in use are logged into the same MS account.

    I have a particular piece of software on each laptop where I want to set the backup path to my OneDrive, however, the path on each laptop differs slightly, as follows:

    LAPTOP 1: c:\users\xxxxx\OneDrive.... (this is how its currently set)

    LAPTOP 2: c:\users\user\OneDrive....

    ....and this causes an error message on Laptop 2.

    What I would like to do is to change the 'user' name on Laptop 2 to read 'xxxxx' so they match.

    Have tried reading up on this but, whilst I believe I am a fairly competent user I am not a 'techie'.

    Can anyone provide me with a simple, safe solution please?

    Many thanks

    afoster941, Nov 19, 2018

  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
      and click on Ok.
    • On the Users tab, click on Properties to change the user name and then click on
    Kindly get back to us for any further assistance on Windows 10. We will be glad to help.

    Thank you.
    Sudeep Aprameyan, Nov 19, 2018
  3. user name change


    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, Nov 19, 2018

    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, Nov 19, 2018



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