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

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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

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


    Windows 10 has used my MS account to create my username on windows 10. But it has shorten it.
    Let me give you an example to make my question clear:

    Imagine my MS account is "myname@hotmail.com". When I go to C:\Users I want to have "myname"
    But windows 10 has shorten the name and now in C:\Users I have "myna" instead of "myname".

    Is it possible to change this name to myname?
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2

    Hey ... I'm glad you mention this because I was trying to figure out how I did the samething. My self I was probably messing around with 2 or 3 installations of windows 10 and got side track. Now that you mention this I know exactly what you mean and how it got done now, thanks lol . Now to your question . The simple answer is no you can't change it but what you can do is create another account the way you want and afterwards just delete that account with the mistake , make sure you give admin rights . Though in my case I didn't do this but rather it was one of my first installation of windows 10 so I wanted to try doing a few installations, so I ended up doing a re installation lol call me crazy. I like to get the hang of things . Brink the Admin of this board can confirm yes you can and delete the old one afterwards or someone that knows for sure
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for your reply. I will try then to make the new account. rep added
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  4. Posts : 26,452
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       22 Sep 2015 #4

    That didn't work, adding a new account, to be able to change the user name. It never gave me any option to configure anything. I made the new account, with the name I wanted, rebooted, told me it was creating the new account, then logged me on, made the user folder with a name I didn't want, never gave me any options. So what am I missing here???
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  5. Posts : 8,304
    Windows 10 Professional
       22 Sep 2015 #5

    You have to change your user name online - OneDrive.com
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  6. Posts : 26,452
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       22 Sep 2015 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    You have to change your user name online - OneDrive.com
    Don't want to change my user name, also I don't use onedrive. I want to change the user name that windows made under users. same problem the 1st person was trying to explain. Its under C:\users\
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    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       22 Sep 2015 #7

    rezpower said: View Post
    Windows 10 has used my MS account to create my username on windows 10. But it has shorten it.
    Let me give you an example to make my question clear:

    Imagine my MS account is "myname@hotmail.com". When I go to C:\Users I want to have "myname"
    But windows 10 has shorten the name and now in C:\Users I have "myna" instead of "myname".

    Is it possible to change this name to myname?
    like this : http://www.opentechguides.com/how-to...e-account.html
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  8. Posts : 20,754
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       22 Sep 2015 #8

    Hello rezpower,

    A workaround to do this would be to create a new local account with the user name you want, make it an administrator account, and sign in to it. This way the "C:\Users\(user-name)" profile folder will have the same name.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...a.html#option3

    Afterwards, you can delete your old account after copying what you want to the new local account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    Switch the new local account to a Microsoft account. The profile folder will still have the same name you gave for the local account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 pro 1607 64 Bit
       11 Aug 2016 #9

    Brink said:
    Hi Brink,
    but, is it possible to change user's name in windows 10 in-place and that degree of reliability has this procedure?
    If it is valid, you can please explain in more detail what steps follow?
    Thank you
    Hello
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  10. Posts : 20,754
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       11 Aug 2016 #10

    Hello alpha,

    What I posted above with the tutorial links is the only true way that I know of to completely rename a user account.
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