6 Best Ways to Change Username in Windows 10

If you are one of the users who don’t know how to change username in Windows 10 or if you are having any kind of issues while you change your username then head on and read ahead to find 6 ways to change the username in Windows 10.

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Ways to change username in Windows 10

In this article, I have provided you 6 Ways to change username in Windows 10. Everything has been explained in details and precise steps. So here we go:

1. Change username from Profile settings

Steps:

  1. Click on the search bar
  2. Search for “Account Settings” 
  3. Then click on “your info”
  4. If you have signed in with a Microsoft Account then you can directly change the username from there
Profile settings 1

                          OR

  1. Open control panel
  2. Click on user accounts
  3. customize the icon into large icons(If the option not visible)
  4. Then click on Change the account name 
  5. Then enter the user name 
  6. And you are done
profile settings control panel

If your changes don’t reflect in your system then just restart it and you can notice the changes will be applied.

2. Change username from Advanced Control Panel

Steps:

  1. Search for run application in the search bar
  2. Or just press “Windows + R”
  3. Then type “netplwiz” in the run bar and enter
  4. Then a pop-up window will appear with a list of all users
  5. Click on the particular user to change the name
  6. And you are done

Do restart the system once if the changes are not reflected in the system.

3. Change username from Classic Control Panel

Steps:

  1. Open control panel
  2. See for “User accounts” option
  3. Click on “change account type”
  4. Click on “Change account name”
  5. Enter the name 
  6. And you are done
profile settings control panel

4. Change username from Computer Management

Steps:

  1. Search for “run” application in the search bar
  2. Or just press “Windows + R”
  3. Then type “lusrmgr.msc” in the run bar and enter
  4. Then you will see a window 
  5. Click on “Users” folder
  6. Click on the particular user
  7. Then you enter the Full name
  8. And you are done
change username from computer management

5. Change username from Group policy Edit

Steps:

  1. Search for “run” application in the search bar
  2. Or just press “Windows + R”
  3. Then type “gpedit.msc” in the run bar and enter
  4. Then you will see a window
  5. Then click and expand the “windows settings”
  6. Then click and expand the “security settings”
  7. Then click and expand the “local policies”
  8. Then click on “security options”
  9. Look for “Rename Administrator Account or Rename Guest Account” 
  10. Click on any of them
  11. And change the user name 
  12. You are done
local group policy profile editor

6. Change username from Registry Editor

Note: Make sure you don’t mess anything up in the registry option because it can make serious changes to the windows and at times it can also cause Windows Crash which you surely don’t wish for. If done improperly you may lose your data and have to use data recovery software like Recoverit to get your data back. So, make sure you follow the below-mentioned steps carefully

Steps:

  1. Search for “run” application in the search bar
  2. Or just press “Windows + R”
  3. Then type “Regedit” in the run bar and enter
  4. Then you will see a window
  5. Expand “HKEY_Local_Machine” folder
  6. Expand the “Software” folder
  7. Expand “Windows NT” folder
  8. Expand the “Current version” folder
  9. Click on the “Profile list” folder
  10. Check the profile for which user name has to be changed
  11. Click on it 
  12. Then click on “Value data”
  13. Then enter the user name or change it after User
  14. And you are done
registry editor

Conclusion

There are many ways to change username in Windows 10 but, I am here with the best ways. So, here are the 6 ways to change username in Windows 10 with ease. I am sure that you’ll not face any kind of difficulties if you follow the steps as I have mentioned above.

Do share this post with your friends and family if they face issues or want to change usernames. 

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Shreyash Pradhan
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