Windows 10: is it possible to change user's name in windows 10 ?

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  1.    11 Aug 2016 #11

    I managed to do that

    there was an option at the very beginning sign in with your Microsoft or make a new one Click new one then option local

    but how to change it after words not sure , just in case you do a quick reinstall,, now you know
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  2.    11 Aug 2016 #12

    I made the mistake. New computer with Win 10. I set up with Microsoft account and got the truncated name. I then learned about local accounts vs. MS accounts and changed mine to be local. No end of problems after that. All about permissions not being converted properly. So, don't do it that way.

    I started over with fresh install and chose local account. That, obviously, worked fine. If I had thought of Brink's method, I certainly would have gone that way to avoid reinstalling.
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  3.    13 Aug 2016 #13

    Can I ask, what's wrong with the procedure in the link posted by Blutos cousin?
    Seems the easiest way if it would work.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16251
       13 Aug 2016 #14

    MobyUK said: View Post
    Can I ask, what's wrong with the procedure in the link posted by Blutos cousin?
    Seems the easiest way if it would work.
    Hello Moby, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It's fine, but just won't rename the %UserProfile% folder.
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  5.    13 Aug 2016 #15

    One wonders why he posted it then.
    I have the problem on my Surface Pro after I used a Microsoft engineer to sort out Store and Update problems by remote.
    I'll give your listed suggestion a go.
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