Windows 10: How do I change my user name (Home Edition)?

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  1. martinlest Win User

    How do I change my user name (Home Edition)?


    Been Googling this half the afternoon - still can't do it! I haven't used Windows 10 before today, when I got a new laptop delivered, so am a real beginner. Though, that said, quite a bit of it is close enough to Windows 7 (which all my other computers run) that it's not as opaque as I'd feared..

    However, I can't work out how to change my user name. I entered my email address at some prompt at first run, and my user name is now Marti instead of Martin. There is a folder called 'Marti' in the User folder. I'd really rather add the 'n'...

    I read that going into user accounts, there is an option to change the user name, but that is missing in my user accounts window

    How do I change my user name (Home Edition)? [​IMG]


    Suffice it to say that nothing I have found works, or is applicable to the Home Edition. I have ended up going into a Microsoft account management page, but I am asked to log in to a Microsoft account (do I have one?? Not as far as I am aware). Surely there must be some way I can do this without signing up for a Microsoft account (no idea what the account does anyway).

    So how do I get my name right? Why does such a simple thing have to be so complex? I have wasted well over an hour already...

    Thanks for any help,

    Martin

    :)
     
    martinlest, Sep 26, 2018
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  2. Jessen P Win User

    Query about changing the User Accounts name

    Hi Jerry,

    Perform the steps mentioned below to change the user account name.

    • Sign in to the Your info page on the Microsoft account website.

    • Under your name, select Edit name.
      If there’s no name listed yet, select Add name.
    • Edit or add the name you want, then choose Save.
      Your Microsoft account name will start to appear or change everywhere you use it.

    Please revert if you still cannot change the user account name.

    Thank you.
     
    Jessen P, Sep 26, 2018
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  3. Martin Bar Win User
    How To Change User Name?

    Hi,

    Changing your user name can be done using either the Settings app or Control Panel, depending on the user account you're using. Follow the steps below:

    Using a Microsoft user account

    • Open Settings.
    • Click Accounts.
    • Select Your info on the left pane.
    • Click Manage my Microsoft account.
    • In the main page click the Edit name link.
    • Edit your name, then click Save.
    Using a Local account

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Click the Change account type link
    • Select your local account.
    • Click Change the account name.
    • Enter your new name, then click Change Name.
    Let us know if you need anything else. We're here to help.
     
    Martin Bar, Sep 26, 2018
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  4. Sudeep Aprameyan Win User

    How do I change my user name (Home Edition)?

    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 26, 2018
    #4
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