How to change your Account Name in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to create multiple profiles on the Operating System and each profile gets its own individual settings. Along with this, users can also make changes to their profile and they have the complete freedom to change their name, password, and even the account type. Thanks to this, changing your account name on Windows gets easy and can be done in a few clicks.

There can be multiple reasons behind changing your account name but most of the users usually do it because either they didn’t set up Windows with the right name or they are bored with the current Account name and want to see something else when Windows starts up. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to change your Account Name in Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How to change your Account Name in Windows 10

Before getting started, make sure you’ve signed in with a Local Account on your Windows PC because this method doesn’t work on Microsoft Accounts. Have a look at the steps below to see how to change your Account Name in Windows 10.

Step 1: Open Control Panel on your Windows 10 system. Since Control Panel is replaced with settings now use the search bar and search for Control Panel to bring it up.

Step 2: Click on “Change Account Type” in the user accounts section from Control Panel.

Step 3: If you have multiple accounts search for the account you want to change the name for and click on it whereas if you have a single account you can directly click on your account name after you’ve clicked on Change Account Type.

Step 4: On the next screen, you’ll have multiple options that allow you to make changes to your account. Click on the “Change the account name” option to continue with the process.

Step 5: Enter your new account name and click on the change name button to save your changes.

That’s it doing this will change your account name on your Windows 10 system. Now, whenever you are logging on this is the name you’ll get on your lock screen. As of now, Windows allows you to change only one account name at once so if you want to change names for multiple accounts you’ll have to repeat the process multiple times. If you liked this guide, then don’t forget to share it using the social media buttons.,