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How to Rename a User Account in Windows 10

8/5/2015

To rename an existing user account follow these simple steps.

Note. To rename the built-in administrator account, read another article.

1. Sign in to Windows 10 using an administrator user account.

2. Open Control Panel and click User Accounts.

User Accounts

3. To rename the account that you are currently using, click Change your account name and go to the sixth step of this guide. To change the name of another user account click Manage another account.

Manage another account

4. Choose the user account you would like to rename.

Choose the user

5. Click Change the account name.

Change the account name

6. Put a new name into the New account name field, and then press ENTER or click on the Change name button.

New account name

7. Now the account is renamed and you can close the user account settings window.

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