Maybe you’ve become part of the witness protection program, and your real name cannot be seen by human eyes ever again. Or perhaps you’ve joined an evil organization and changed your name to No. 2. Whatever the case, this groovy feature in Windows 7 will let you rename your account!
Just like with Windows XP and Vista, in Windows 7 you can still change your user account name. However just like old Microsoft likes to do, they’ve changed around the user interface (UI) again and made it a little easier.
How To Change Your User Account Name In Windows 7
1. Click the Windows Start Menu Orb and Type in user accounts then Select the User Accounts link from the list.
2. Under your account, Click Change your account name.
3. Type in a new name you would like to use from now on in Windows 7 and Click Change Name.
Now you have a new username for your Windows 7 machine. Keep in mind this will only change your username. Your personal folders (My Docs, My Pictures, etc.) will retain the original name used for the account. Keep an eye out for a future groovy article on how to fix that!
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