When your device boots up the first thing that you come across is your account name. One can forget to put in the account name details during the initial set up of the device. In some cases, people who use their devices on a public network do not want to show their usernames to other people. Windows 10 offers a lot of options to change the username of your PC.
In this article, we will be going through the three ways using which a user can change your account name in Windows 10. But there is a catch here as well, changing your username will not change the name of your user folder in C drive. Following the three methods to change your username, we’ve also compiled a step-by-step guide to help you change the name of the user folder in Windows 10.
Once you’re done changing your Windows account name using any of the three methods mentioned below, you might need to restart the PC for the changes to appear.
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The easiest way to change the username for your device is to use the control panel. You can follow the following steps to change your account name.
Step 1: Go to Start menu and search for the Control Panel; click on it once it appears.
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There is another way to change your account username by using legacy user account settings. To use this method to change your account name follow the steps given below
Step 1: Go to Start and search for Run; click on it once it appears.
This method uses your Microsoft account to change your username. It does not work on the newest windows update. But you can definitely try this method out as well. To change your username using this method follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Go to Start menu and and click on the Settings (gear) icon.
You will now be redirected to log into your account on a web browser.
Changing the user folder name
To change the name of the user folder in C:/ drive, follow the steps mentioned below.
Note: Changing registry settings can cause system malfunctions. These settings work on some systems, in some cases, apps can stop working on devices. We would recommend backing up all data before going forward
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt by going to the Start menu and typing cmd.
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