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4 Easy Ways to Change Administrator Name on Windows 10

"I want to know how can I change the administrator user name of my windows account. I don't mean the name of the folder of my user in Windows. I mean the subname that my user account have. Really I don't know where can I do this."

If the administrator user account has a different name than your actual name, you may want to fix it, so it shows your actual and real name everywhere. It's easy to change your user account name on a Windows 10 PC and the following guide teaches how to change administrator name on Windows 10 using four different ways.

Each of the method described below uses a unique way to let you change your name in the administrator account. Regardless of what method you use to change admin name Windows 10, it will have the same effect and your name will be changed system wide.

Way 1. Change Administrator Name in Control Panel

Way 2. Change Administrator Name in Local Users and Groups

Way 3. Change Administrator Name in Local Group Policy Editor

Way 4. Change a Microsoft Account Name from Microsoft website

Extra Tip: How to Change Forgotten Administrator Password on Windows 10?

Way 1. Change Administrator Name in Control Panel

Control Panel is a preferred way for many users to accomplish your tasks. If you use it for most of your tasks, why not for changing your admin name? This section shows how you can use Control Panel to make changes to the name of your admin account. Here's how you do it:

Step 1. Press the Windows + X key and select Control Panel from the menu that appears on your screen.

open control panel

Step 2. Click on User Accounts and Family Safety and then click on the option that says User Accounts.

Step 3. Under your account settings, click on the option that says Change your account name to change your name in your account.

change account name

Step 4. You will be asked to enter the new name you would like to have for your account. Enter a new name and click on the button that says Change Name.

enter new name

There you go. Your administrator account name should now be changed and the new name will appear everywhere on your computer.

That is how you use Control Panel to change administrator name on Windows 10.

Way 2. Change Administrator Name in Local Users and Groups

Local Users and Groups is yet another utility that allows you to make changes to your user accounts including the ability to let you change your name. If you have never used the utility before, the following will teach you how to use it to change administrator name Windows 10. Here you go:

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Step 1. Press the Windows + R keys together and type in lusrmgr.msc in the Run box and hit Enter.

lusrmgr

Step 2. When the utility opens, find and click on the option that says Users in the left sidebar. Then, find your admin account in the right panel, right-click on the account, and select the option that says Rename.

rename account

Step 3. Enter in a new name for the account and hit Enter.

choose new name

You are all set. The administrator account name has been successfully changed on your Windows 10 based computer.

Way 3. Change Administrator Name in Local Group Policy Editor

Local Group Policy Editor can also be used to change administrator name and the following is how you do it.

Step 1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys and type in gpedit.msc and press Enter.

gpedit

Step 2. Head to the following path and open the entry that says Accounts: rename administrator account.

Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options/

rename admin account

Step 3. Enter in a new name for the account and click on OK.

new admin name

You should be able to create a new user account for your Windows 10 computer. Once created, reboot your PC and you will see the traditional sign-in screen prompting you to enter your password to access your account.

Way 4. Change a Microsoft Account Name from Microsoft website

If you use a Microsoft account with your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Microsoft website to change the name for your administrator account.

The following shows how to change admin name on Windows 10 using the Microsoft website:

Step 1. Launch the Start Menu, select your account, and choose the option that says Change account settings.

Step 2. Select the option that says Manage my Microsoft account and it will take you to the Microsoft website.

Step 3. Open your account settings, click on Your info, and click on Edit name.

Step 4. Enter a new name for your account and click on Save.

You are all done. The name of the Microsoft account integrated with your Windows 10 system has been changed. You will find that the new name appears everywhere on your computer.

Extra Tip: How to Change Forgotten Administrator Password on Windows 10?

If you are an admin user on your PC and you ever forget the password of your account, you can get your entire computer locked out as your PC won't let you access your account without a password. Those having a normal account won't be able to execute admin tasks.

Fortunately, there's a software called Windows Password Key that allows users to recover and reset passwords for your user accounts. Using the software, you can recover the password for your account and then use it to log-in to your system.

select user account

We really hope the above guide helps you to change administrator name Windows 10 so that your system reflects your actual and current name. And in case you forget the password of your account, Windows Password Key will help you out.

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