How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name 2021

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How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name – If the administrator account you want to change is linked to a Microsoft account, you can change the admin name by going to settings> Accounts> Your Info and clicking on the Manage my Microsoft Account option. This will open up to the Microsoft website, where you can edit your profile. Make sure to restart your device when done.

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name
How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name

After you restart, you will see the new username on the login screen.

1. Open the Windows Start menu. You can do this by clicking the button in the lower-left corner of the screen, which resembles the Windows logo.

2. Then select Settings. It’s the gear icon directly above the power button.

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name

3. Then click Accounts.

4. Next, click Your infoYou can find this option on the left sidebar.

5. Click Manage my Microsoft Account. This will take you to the Microsoft account web page.

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name

6. Then click More actionsYou can find this drop-down menu next to your user account name in the top left corner.

7. Next, click Edit Profile from the drop-down menu.

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name

8. Then click Edit names under your current account name.

9. Enter your desired new first and last name.

10. Enter the Captcha code.

11. Then click Save.

12. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.  

How to Change Windows 10 Advanced Control Panel Administrator Name

You can also change the user account name with the Advanced Control Panel, which can be accessed with certain commands. This option appears when you click the  Properties of the selected user.

1. Press the Windows and R keys simultaneously on your keyboard. Next will open the Run command tool.

2. Type netplwiz in the Run command tool.

How to Change Windows 10 Advanced Control Panel Administrator Name

3. Select the account you wish to rename.

4. Then click Properties.

How to Change Windows 10 Advanced Control Panel Administrator Name

5. Type the new user name in the box under the General tab.

How to Change Windows 10 Advanced Control Panel Administrator Name

6. Click OK.

7. Click OK again in the User Accounts Panel.

If you want to change the name of the local account, you will have to do it through Control Panel. Here’s how:

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name via Control Panel

If you want to change the Administrator name that is not linked to a Microsoft Account, you can open the Control Panel and click Change account type.

The following steps only work for local accounts that are not linked with a Microsoft account.

1. Type Control Panel into the Windows Search Bar. You will find it by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the lower-left corner of your screen.

2. Then click Open.

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name via Control Panel

3. Click Change the account type at the bottom of Use Accounts

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name via Control Panel

4. Select the user account you want to rename.

5. Click Change account name.

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name via Control Panel

6. Type a name for the new user account in the box

How to Change Windows 10 Administrator Name via Control Panel

7. Finally, click Change Name. Your changes will appear when you return to the previous screen.

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