How to Change Your Account Name on Windows 10

How to Change Your Account Name on Windows 10

When you set up new windows in your pc while setting up it ask about to choose PC name most of the user choose a random user name and decided to change it later. There are several reasons that why user can change the user name. for example, you want to change your username for correct information or just want to show your full name instead. Or want to change the name for privacy issue.

So there are different method to change the login name in windows 10

How To Change Your Login Name On Windows 10

There are various methods to change account name in windows 10, you can use any of these methods to change your sign-in account name.

How To Change Sign-in Name Using Settings

In this method, you can change your sign-in name from the windows setting. Just follows the step to proceed/

  1. Open the Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I.
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. Choose Your info.
  4. Under you, your info details Click on Manage my Microsoft Account.
  5. When you click on it will open your default browser. Wait for the account page to load in your browser. Sign-in your account if you not sign in your browser.
  6. When your account page open click on Your Info.

  1. After that click on Edit name under the user’s previous assign name.

  1. Type your name which you want and then click on save to save changes.

How to Change Account Name Using Control Panel

If you are using a local account, you can change your account name from the control panel. This method is applied able for windows 10, 8, and 7. To change your account using the control panel just follow these steps.

  1. First of all, open your Control Panel.
  2. Under the “User Accounts“, click the Change account type.
  3. Select your local account which is required to change its name.
  4. Now on the right side click the Change the account name.
  5. Confirm your new account name which will be appearing at sign in.
  6. Click the Change Name.

After this procedure sign-out and then sign-in in on your computer, you will see your name will be changed. Alternatively, you can restart your pc after it.

Change account name with netplwiz

You can also change your account by using the legacy account management tool which is known as netplwiz. If you want to do it by this method then follow these steps

  1. Open your windows search by pressing Windows + S or by simply click on the start button.
  2. Search for netplwiz and click on the top result to open the legacy account management tool (netplwiz).

How To Change User Account Name in Windows 10

  1. Click the Users
  2. Select the account to change its name and then click on properties.

  1. Update “User Name” To change your account nickname and “Full Name”. For example, “Abdul Moeez“.

  1. After that click on the Apply button and then the OK button to save changes.

After this procedure sign-out and then sign-in in on your computer, you will see your name will be changed. Alternatively, you can restart your pc after it.

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