How to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10?

How to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10?

You can use several methods to change the administrator name on Windows 10 operating system. The methods and the steps that you should follow are given below. You can choose the easiest method and try it on.

Change administrator name using Settings

  • Click on the Start Menu
  • Press the Settings button to go to Settings
Go to Settings and Click on Accounts
  • Now Click on Accounts
  • On Your Info Page find Manage My Microsoft Account and click on it
Click on Manage My Microsoft Account
Manage My Microsoft Account
  • The Microsoft web page will open
  • Now Go to Your Info from the web page
  • You will find Edit Name next to your name.
Click on Edit Name to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10
Edit Name
  • Now, a pop-up will appear where you can change your name
  • Change your name as wish and press Save
Edit Name pop-up
Change Name
  • After changing the name, Restart your Computer

Use Advanced Control Panel to change administrator name on Windows 10

  • Press Windows key + R to open the Run Command
  • Type netplwiz on the search box
Type "netplwiz" on Run Command Box
  • It will show you all the accounts. Choose the account you need to rename
Choose the account to rename
  • Now press Properties
  • You can change your name under General Tab and press Apply
Change Administrator Name using Advanced Control Panel on Windows 10
Change Name

Change Name using Control Panel

This method only works for the accounts which are not linked with the Microsoft Account. So if you are signed in with the Microsoft Account, please do not use this method.

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Press the Change Account Type that you can find under User Accounts
Click on Change Account Type to change the Administrator Name on Windows 10
Change User Name
  • Now, select the account you want to rename
  • Click on Change the Account Name option
Click on Change Account Name
Change Account Name
  • Type the name you wish on the box provided
Type the Administrator Name
Type the name
  • Then click on the Change Name

Changing the administrator name on Windows 10 is a simple task. All you have to do is choose the right method.

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Madhushika R. Fernando

Author of Get Basic Idea - The Knowledge Base / Bachelor of Technology - BTech, Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.

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