There might come a time when you want to rename a user with a local account on your shared Windows 10 PC. Here’s a look at doing it step-by-step.
There might come a time when you want to rename a user with a local account on your shared Windows 10 PC. We recently showed you how to create a local user account in Windows 10, and here’s a look at how you can rename it.
Change Windows 10 User Account Name
Hit the Windows key on your keyboard and type: control panel and select the classic Control Panel app from the list of results at the top.
Then change the “View by” dropdown to large or small icons if it isn’t selected already.
Now scroll down and click on the User Accounts option.
That opens up the User Accounts section in the classic Control Panel, and from there, select Manage another account.
Next, choose the user account you want to rename.
In the next section, you have various options you can use to manage the account. In this case, you want to select the first choice — Change the account name.
Now put in the new name you want to give the account and click the Change Name button.
That’s all there is to it! The account is renamed, and you’ll see that reflected in the Manage other accounts section as well as the login screen.
Microsoft is starting to get away from Control Panel and move a lot of the PC configuration to the new Settings app. But Control Panel is still there for now. That might change over time as Windows 10 matures. If that happens, we’ll update this process.
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