After the installation of Windows 10, you will set up a new user name account plus password. If your computer is not personal then you will create a public user account without any password. In case if your computer is personal then you will create an account with the password. Sometimes it can cause that you should change your username account on Windows 10. Unfortunately, changing your account name on Windows 10 isn’t straightforward. It is possible to change the name, but before that, there are some important things you have to consider it. Your private user account is performing one of the identity parts of your Windows 10 for signing in.
Changing the account name of Windows can cover lots of reasons on Windows 10. Most of the users are comfortable with their actual name for signing in, and some users consider their privacy security protection, for users that they are always using their computers in public places. Recently you have changed the account name, but want to display a piece of new information. For example, if you are using a local account then you will replace your real name instead of account. So, for any reason you want to change your name that comes on the sign-in screen when you try to access Windows 10. Indeed change the account name isn’t a straight forward process. But also it depends on which kinds of account you are using.
However, through this guide, I will walk you on how to change Windows 10 account name on sign-in Screen. The procedure of changing the account name will be in different ways.
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Change Windows 10 account name on sign-in Screen
1. Change account name from settings
However, while creating or setting up a new Portfolio on Windows 10. Then of the begging question, you will be required there to connect your Microsoft account. Microsoft is an online account, one of the goodness that it has is anytime you forget your password Windows password you can reset it. If your Windows 10 is connected with Microsoft account, then you need to change the account name online from settings.
Step 1. To change your account name navigate to Windows 10 start menu. Once you are there click on “Setting Gear icon” when the settings window opened click on the “Account” option. Then click on “Your Info”, and click on “Manage my Microsoft Account”.
Step 2. Sign in to your Microsoft account, under the account picture click “More actions” then select the “Edit Profile” option.
- After clicking on the edit profile another window will appear, there click on “Edit Name”.
- Type your name plus last name, for the confirmation type the characters and press Save.
Once you changed your Microsoft account name from online settings. After login to Windows 10 screen, the new name will appear which you recently updated. Although for better security performance Microsoft itself always suggests the users create a username and password with Microsoft online account. In fact, this source can be easy for everyone. Remember that while changing the Microsoft name, complete your first name and last name of your Microsoft name will change. It means that it will work not work only for your user account name.
2. Change account name from Control Panel
Indeed if you are using Microsoft account for Windows 10 login screen with a public account. Also, your local account is linked with Microsoft account, therefore, you need to update it from Control Panel.
Step 1. To change the user name account from the control panel. Navigate to Windows start menu type there control panel and press enter. When the Control Panel window opened click under “Use account” on “Change user account type”.
Step 2. Select the local account in which you want to change its name. In the next window click on “Change the account name” option.
- Now select your optional name for the local account which you want to change.
- After you typed a new name click Change name option.
- After that, you completed the procedure sign out the Windows, be sure that the name successfully changed for the login screen.
3. Change account name from “Netplwiz”
One of the best options for Windows user is Netplwiz, that allow you to change your account name. It also, perform the same tasks as the User account which available in Control Panel. To change your account name using the Netplwiz follow the below instructions.
Step1. To open up the Netplwiz, navigate to Windows 10 start menu type there “Netplwiz”. Once it appeared press enter to open.
Step 2. When Netplwiz opened, from the tab select “User” tab. Below down select account which you want to change its name, and click on “Properties”.
Step 3. In the properties window the “User Name” is optional. Whether you want to update it or now. But for the account name you have to enter the “Full Name”. Once the task completed click OK and click Apply.
Once you changed the account name using the Netplwiz using out the Windows. Be sure that the account name changed using the Netplwiz. Also, you can use this option to change the accounts linked with Microsoft account. If you use this option for changing the account name, then after restarting your computer, the information will make changes to Microsoft Name. After that, the Microsoft information account details will display for the login screen.
4. Change account name from computer Management
When we talk about management it means we can manage all the stuff from one platform. The same computer management is the platform in which we can update most of the tasks from one platform. Although you can change your account name from computer management. To do that right-click on my computer and select the “Manage” option.
When the computer management window opened, click on “Local Users and Groups” from the left-handed computer management window. Click on “Users” then right-click on the account and click “Properties”.
Click on the top on “General tab”, then in the “Full Name” create a new name for the account. Once that’s done click Apply and click OK to save changes.
Once all those steps completed from computer management sign out the Windows. Check the login screen that the name is changed or not. I think for simple use Windows is the best operating system for people. In fact, its setting is pretty much easy and changeable anytime. When you have many options and solutions only for changing the account name on Windows 10. It means that Windows 10 is the best.
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