1.    14 Feb 2017 #1
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    Change User Name


    Hi all.
    I'd like to change the user name still in the picture to something else.
    How do I go about doing that?
    Going to bed now. Will check tomorrow afternoon.

    TIA, StevenClick image for larger version. 

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  2.    14 Feb 2017 #2
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    There is no simple way to do this.

    One route is to add a new local account with the name you wanted instead to have it's user profile folder named that. You can then switch it to a Microsoft account if you like. Make sure you immediately change the new account to be an Administrator otherwise it will only be an standard user. Once you are happy you can copy over files and data and eventually delete the old account if you wish.
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  3.    15 Feb 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    There is no simple way to do this.

    One route is to add a new local account with the name you wanted instead to have it's user profile folder named that. You can then switch it to a Microsoft account if you like. Make sure you immediately change the new account to be an Administrator otherwise it will only be an standard user. Once you are happy you can copy over files and data and eventually delete the old account if you wish.
    If I do this and link my Microsoft account to it, will I have to install all my programs again?
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  4.    15 Feb 2017 #4
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    If your programs were installed for all users then they will all be accessible to the new accounts so you should not need to install them again. In some cases you may have to create new program shortcuts.
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  5.    15 Feb 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    If your programs were installed for all users then they will all be accessible to the new accounts so you should not need to install them again. In some cases you may have to create new program shortcuts.
    Yeah i've just added a new account. All my programs were installed still. I just have to create new shortcuts etc.
    Thanks for your help!
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