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Rename the Built-in Administrator User Account in Windows 10

4/26/2015

As you might already know, Windows 10 contains the built-in Administrator user account. In this article we'll tell how to rename that user account.

Note. To rename any other account read another article.

To rename the Administrator user account we'll use Windows 10 Local Security Policy Editor do the following.

1. Log on to Windows 10 using an administrator account.

2. Run Local Security Policy editor.

3. In the left menu of the Local Security Policy editor open Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.

4. Double-click Accounts: Rename administrator account.

Accounts: Rename administrator account

5. Type a new name instead of Administrator and click OK.

Add a new name

Thereafter the specified name will be used as the username for the built-in administrator user account.

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