How to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10

How to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10

  1. Open the Windows Start menu. You can do this by clicking the button in the lower-left corner of your screen shaped like the Windows logo.

2. Then select Settings. This is the gear-shaped icon just above the power button.

How to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10

3. Then click on Accounts.

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

5. Click on Manage my Microsoft Account. This will take you to your Microsoft account webpage.

manage my microsoft account

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.

edit microsoft account profile

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

9. Enter the new first and last name that you want.

10. Enter the Captcha code.

11. Then click Save.

12. Restart your computer for the changes to go into effect.  

How to Change Administrator Name via Advanced Control Panel

You can also change a user’s account name with Advanced Control Panel, which can be accessed by certain commands. The option appears when you click on Properties of the chosen user.

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

2. Type netplwiz in the Run command tool.


3. Choose the account you would like to rename.

4. Then click Properties.

user accounts properties

5. Type a new username in the box under the General tab.

user account properties change name 1

6. Click OK.

7. Click OK again on the User Accounts Panel.

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

How to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10 via Control Panel

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

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

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

2. Then click Open.

Windows search bar control panel

3. Click on Change account type under Use Accounts.

control panel change account type

4. Select a user account you would like to rename.

5. Click on Change the account name.

change account name

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

type new account name

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

How to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10

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