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  1.    20 Apr 2018 #1

    New Laptop how to change login name


    I got a new laptop and the login name is set up as "Administrator" but I do not know how to change the "Administrator" to my name. So how can I change it?

    I am not logged in with any hotmail or outlook connected to windows 10.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       20 Apr 2018 #2

    Hello Equation, :)

    It sounds like you're using the built-in "Administrator" account.

    While signed in to this "Administrator" account, it would be best to create a new account for you to use instead, and make it an administrator type account.

    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    20 Apr 2018 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Equation, :)

    It sounds like you're using the built-in "Administrator" account.

    While signed in to this "Administrator" account, it would be best to create a new account for you to use instead, and make it an administrator type account.

    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
    So if I follow this, will it remove in-built administrator account? and have my name?
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  4. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Apr 2018 #4

    No, it will not remove the built in Admin account (and you do not want it to) but it will give you an Admin account with your name.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       20 Apr 2018 #5

    Windows comes with a number of built-in accounts, these are part of the system and cannot be deleted or renamed. Administrator is one of these, Guest is another.

    Normally Administrator is disabled, so you would not see it as an account you can log in to. Instead, you would have another account in your own name that is an administrator and use that for all your normal activities. I'm not sure how you ended up using Administrator, a new PC normally asks you to set up your own account when you first turn it on.

    Brink has told you how to create yourself a new account. Remember to make it an administrator so you'll be able to use it to install software and configure the PC.

    Change Account Type in Windows 10

    When you are certain your new account is working and is an administrator, then you can disable the built-in Administrator if you like. Before doing so, it would be a good idea to set a blank password for Administrator as this is the default for a clean install of Windows.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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  6.    20 Apr 2018 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    Windows comes with a number of built-in accounts, these are part of the system and cannot be deleted or renamed. Administrator is one of these, Guest is another.

    Normally Administrator is disabled, so you would not see it as an account you can log in to. Instead, you would have another account in your own name that is an administrator and use that for all your normal activities. I'm not sure how you ended up using Administrator, a new PC normally asks you to set up your own account when you first turn it on.

    Brink has told you how to create yourself a new account. Remember to make it an administrator so you'll be able to use it to install software and configure the PC.

    Change Account Type in Windows 10

    When you are certain your new account is working and is an administrator, then you can disable the built-in Administrator if you like. Before doing so, it would be a good idea to set a blank password for Administrator as this is the default for a clean install of Windows.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
    Alright thanks!
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