1.    09 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Change windows 10 Home username


    Hello,

    I got Win 10 Home OEM with my HP Desktop.
    I would like to change the username of my local Win 10 account, but that's restricted in Home Edition.

    So, I would like to upgrade it to Win 10 Enterprise. I have read that changing the username is supported in Enterprise edition. Also, I have the license for Enterprise and not for Professional or anything other than Home.

    How do I upgrade it? I wouldn't like to loose my data.

    Thanks,
    Luka
    Last edited by kadate7; 09 Feb 2016 at 05:17.
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 51
    W10

    To change username in home.
    Run Netplwiz
    Select name you want to change
    Click on 'properties'
    Edit name
    Click 'apply'
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  3.    09 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,808
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    Quote Originally Posted by kadate7 View Post
    I have read that changing the username is supported in Enterprise edition.
    Nope.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadate7 View Post
    Also, I have the license for Enterprise and not for Professional or anything other than Home.

    How do I upgrade it? I wouldn't like to loose my data.
    Easy, you just enter your MAK key.

    I'm not being funny but unless you know what a MAK key is you don't have a license. If you do then just go to Activation and change your key.

    If you have a license though work or something your can upgrade to Enterprise by putting in the generic key. You'll need to connect to your work to activate though.

    Otherwise, we don't discuss piracy here.
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  4.    09 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nitram2 View Post
    To change username in home.
    Run Netplwiz
    Select name you want to change
    Click on 'properties'
    Edit name
    Click 'apply'
    Thanks, this worked perfectly.
    I was trying to edit the local account policy which is forbidden in 10 Home. Thus, I wanted to upgrade.
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  5.    09 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,808
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    Quote Originally Posted by kadate7 View Post
    Thanks, this worked perfectly.
    I was trying to edit the local account policy which is forbidden in 10 Home. Thus, I wanted to upgrade.
    Sorry, I got the wrong end of the stick there mate. Glad you got it sorted.
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