If you’ve recently changed your name or just went for something very unprofessional when you first bought your PC, then good news: you can find out how to change your Windows username.
There are several ways to do this, depending on your Windows account setup.
If you sign in with a Microsoft account, you will need to edit your information in the cloud. Be aware that this will have a ripple effect on any other software linked to the account, which may include Xbox, Skype, Office 365, and Outlook.
Local accounts, however, are only intended for use on the PC you are modifying and changes will not be reflected elsewhere. Either way, here’s how to change your Windows username to something better.
How to change your Windows username through your Microsoft account
1. Tap Start, then click on Settings.
2. In the window that opens, click on Accounts. This is the third option in the second row.
3. With your account displayed on the screen, press the hyperlink under your name titled “Manage my Microsoft account. ”This will open a web page in your default web browser.
4. Sign in if prompted, then select Your information in the navigation bar at the top of the web page.
5. Tap on the little text titled “Edit Name” in front of your full name.
6. Enter the new name you want in the “First name” and “Last name” fields, fill in the Captcha, and press save.
Again, keep in mind that this will change your name on anything you use a Microsoft account for, which can include Xbox, Skype, and Outlook, so think twice before choosing something silly like I do. have it in the demo below.
How to change your Windows username for local accounts
1. Open the Control Panel by by pressing the start button, then typing “control panel”. Before you finish the first word, the option will have appeared, so click on it.
2. Select “Change account type” under “User Accounts”.
3. Select the account you want to edit.
4. Press “Edit account name”, the first option in the list.
5. Type the name of the account of your choice. As Windows explains, this will only appear locally on your Home and Start screens, so you have the right to be a little more frivolous if you want to.
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