Windows 10: How to change Account Name and User Name?

  1.    14 Dec 2015 #1

    How to change Account Name and User Name?


    I am the sole user of my pc.

    Under Settings/Accounts
    my name is:-
    John Smith
    my email address
    Administrator

    Q1 How do I change this to just:-
    Pete
    Administator?

    Under This PC
    I have drives C, F and G
    In C the user is called John
    In F user called Pete
    In G user called Pete
    Q2 How do I rename user John to Pete?

    Thanks, Pete
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 4,767
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       14 Dec 2015 #2

    Under Accounts, your name is John Smith.
    Isn't there the option "Edit name" right under John Smith ?

    Settings > Accounts > right side, Manage my Microsoft account > left side, under your name, Edit name.

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    I don't know about changing user name.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Dec 2015 #3

    Tried that but that insists I add a surname in addition to Pete!?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 4,767
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       14 Dec 2015 #4

    pjcactus said: View Post
    Tried that but that insists I add a surname in addition to Pete!?
    Sorry. I have no answer for that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 8,894
    Windows 10 Professional
       14 Dec 2015 #5

    pjcactus said: View Post
    Tried that but that insists I add a surname in addition to Pete!?
    Use an AltCode character

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  6. Posts : 8,894
    Windows 10 Professional
       14 Dec 2015 #6

    The email, you can't do anything about except create an alias.

    Mine is 2 AltCode characters!

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  7.    14 Dec 2015 #7

    ok thanks..
    Account is now Pete1 :-)

    Any thoughts on changing User name?
    Cheers, Pete
    =========
    Under This PC
    I have drives C, F and G
    In C the user is called John
    In F user called Pete
    In G user called Pete
    Q2 How do I rename user John to Pete?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 8,894
    Windows 10 Professional
       14 Dec 2015 #8

    pjcactus said: View Post
    ok thanks..
    Account is now Pete1 :-)

    Any thoughts on changing User name?
    Do you mean the folder?
    You don't really need to.
    Unless it bugs you that the folder is named John, then you'll have to create another Admin account and then delete the current one; but it may not go that simple.
    I would just forget about the folder, or clean install and start from scratch.
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  9.    14 Dec 2015 #9

    Edwin said: View Post
    Do you mean the folder?
    You don't really need to.
    Unless it bugs you that the folder is named John, then you'll have to create another Admin account and then delete the current one; but it may not go that simple.
    I would just forget about the folder, or clean install and start from scratch.
    Unsure what you mean "Do you mean the folder?"

    As per my original note..
    Under This PC
    I have drives C, F and G
    In C the user is called John
    In F user called Pete
    In G user called Pete
    Q2 How do I rename user John to Pete?


    I am the only user, I am the administrator etc but the user name shown in the C drive is John and I want to change that to Pete.

    Pete
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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