Windows 10: Help with changing old username on PC

Discus and support Help with changing old username on PC in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hello I am still very new to win 10 and I have a laptop that my mom gave me, the folders still show her name and not mine. she deleted her old login... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by EmDee8907, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. EmDee8907 Win User

    Help with changing old username on PC

    Hello I am still very new to win 10 and I have a laptop that my mom gave me, the folders still show her name and not mine. she deleted her old login account and I set up one but its still displaying her name. I am set as the admin with all full rights and the laptop has a genuine software. I also have it logged into my microsoft account. sorry if I am not describing this right.

    for example

    this pc>windows>users>Jane Doe

    EmDee8907, Mar 21, 2019

  2. change admin username account


    Are you logged in with the Microsoft account or a local account?

    You can follow the steps below to change the username and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key + X key.
    • Click on Control Panel.
    • Under view, select large icons.
    • Go to User Account.
    • Click on Manage another account.
    • Select the User Account for which you want to select the password.
    • Click on Change the username.
    • Click on Change Name button.
    Hope this information is helpful.
    SujataMoktan, Mar 21, 2019
  3. Change username on Windows 10.

    Hi Jacob,

    You can personalize your username on your account through the Microsoft website. To help you change your account name, we suggest that you follow the steps provided in this article on how to
    change the name on your Microsoft account.
    Once you’re on the page, you may proceed with the steps and complete the process. After completing the steps, you may check if the issue persists.

    Keep us updated about your concern for additional assistance.
    Joseph Ban, Mar 21, 2019
  4. Help with changing old username on PC

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    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
    hurricane51, Mar 21, 2019

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