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How to Change User Name/Account Name in Windows 11

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How often do you see your PC name as “Admin” while you sign in to your Windows 11? Well, that’s surely annoying when a proper username isn’t displayed. There are many reasons why you might want to change your user name in Windows 11.

Wondering how to change your account name in Windows 11? Here are 4 methods to rename a user in Windows 11.

1. How to Change User Name in Windows 11 (Microsoft Account Linked)

If your PC or laptop is linked with your Microsoft account and you do not want to display your Microsoft account name on your Windows 11 PC, you can follow these steps to change it.

Step 1: Make sure that your Microsoft account is signed in. Go to settings by using Windows + I button on your keyboard and then click on the Accounts section.

Click on Accounts from Windows 11 Settings

Step 2: Click on the ‘Your info’ button from the right side window.

Step 3: Now, click on the Manage my Microsoft account button. It will open a new tab in your browser (depending on your default browser).

manage my Microsoft account

Step 4: Sign in to your Microsoft account with your username and password.

click on sign in to your account

Step 5: Click on your info button in the menu bar.

Click on your info button in the menu bar

Step 6: Now click on the edit name button.

Now click on the edit name button

Step 7: Edit your name here, enter the required captcha, and click on save.

Edit your name here and save new changes

Once done, your username will now be changed. It will take some time to apply the changes automatically. To cross-check whether the username is changed or not, restart your PC.

2. How to Change Account Name in Windows 11 Using Control Panel

If you are using a local account on your PC, you can use control panel settings to change the account name in Windows 11.

Step 1: Click the start menu with the Windows key on your Windows 11.

Step 2: Now, search for the Control Panel.

Search control panel and open it in Windows 11

Step 3: Click on the Change account type option under user accounts.

search for the control panel

Step 4: Select the user for which you want to change your username.

Click on the user account

Step 5: Here, click on the change the account name.

Click on the user account name

Step 6: Enter the new name and then click on change name option.

Enter the new username and click on change name

Still scratching your heads with the question “how to change account name in Windows 11?” Well, we’re sure, you aren’t anymore! This is one of the simplest methods to change a username in Windows 11 using control panel settings.

Let’s now move on to another method. It uses the command methods which might seem a bit technical for novice users but it’s easy as you go!

3. How to Change Admin Name in Windows 11 via Netplwiz Command

Here’s yet another method to change the admin name in Windows 11 and here are the steps to follow!

Step 1: Open the Windows Start menu and then search for the “netplwiz” command.

Search for netplwiz and open it

Step 2: This netplwiz command will open user account settings. Double click on the username that you want to change.

open username settings

Step 3: Now, enter the new username and click on the ok button to change your username.

Enter the new name and click on ok button

Isn’t that pretty easy as compared to the other methods you saw so far? Well, just 3 steps and your account name can be changed within seconds!

4. How to Change Local Account Name in Windows 11 using Command Prompt

You can also use the command prompt to change the local account name in Windows 11. You have to use a few commands for this. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for cmd. Now from the result, click on the “Run as administrator” button to open CMD as admin.

Step 2: Click on the yes button to open CMD as admin.

Step 3: In the command prompt, type the below command and then press enter.

wmic useraccount get fullname, name

enter the command and press enter

Step 4: Type the following command to rename your current username in Windows 11.

wmic useraccount where name=”Veronica” rename “Windows11username”

change username in CMD

Step 5: Restart your PC to apply the new changes.

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Closing Thoughts!

If you’ve any queries or if you face any problems while changing the username or account name in your Windows 11 computer or laptop, message us on Twitter for more guidance! Hope you got enough methods on how to change your account name in Windows 11 from this detailed guide! Check the Windows 11 section to read more useful guides!

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Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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