If you’re the administrator and your login is associated with a Microsoft account, the only way to truly change your name is to update it inside your Microsoft profile. There are a couple of ways to do that. Either you login directly, go to profile, or take a journey from your Windows Operating System.
To Manage your Microsoft account, via your Windows OS — in order to change the Administrator name, follow the five steps along.
Step 1: Go to “Your Account Info” Settings
Search for your account info in the start menu, and open the system settings with the same name.
Step 2: Click on Manage My Microsoft Account
When the system settings open, click on “Manage my Microsoft account.” At that point, you’ll be prompted to sign in to your account. Enter the required credentials and move on to step 3.
Step 3: Left Click on Your Existing Name After Logging Into Your Microsoft Account
After you’re logged in, you’ll see your current existing name on the left side, just below the top navigation bar. At your convenience, click on your name (not the profile picture) to proceed to the section where you can finally change your administrator name.
Step 4: Select “Edit Name” Option To Submit Your Name Change
At the “Your info” page inside your Microsoft account, select the “Edit name” option from your name + image profile card. Once you do, input the new name, and save your modifications.
Step 5: Restart Your Computer for the New Administrator Name To Take Effect
At last, as it is with many things with Windows OS, restart your computer for your new name to take effect.
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Final Thoughts & Notes
If you’re trying to change an administrator name for a local account (not tied to a Microsoft account), there are multiple options for achieving that. The methodologies could be in the form of — and not limited to are:
- Using Computer Management
- Using Command Prompt
- Utilizing the PowerShell
- Going a slightly longer route via Control Panel > Change account type
- Via Group Policy
- And more
Giving a new administrator name to local accounts can be achieved just as easily as giving one to an account linked to Microsoft. Just conduct a few online searches, and I am confident you’ll effortlessly get your answer.
Obviously, the process varies between the two — but none are time-consuming, complex, or impossible.