How to Change User Name Windows 10 ? 2022

How to Change User Name Windows 10? Few Easy Methods: [2022]

Windows 10 users know that their names will appear on the login screen. For many people, this is a privacy issue, especially when they regularly use their computers in public. Unfortunately, Windows doesn’t allow you to set usernames or aliases while keeping your real names in Microsoft accounts, so you need an alternative.

The method used depends on whether you are using a Windows account or a local account to log into the computer.

How to Change User Name Windows 10?

Method1: You use Control Panel:

Alternatively, If you have an active local account which is not connected to Microsoft account. Basically, all you need is to use the Control Panel to change your account name.

Change User Name with User Accounts:

If you want to update your account name using the User Accounts settings just follow the steps given below.

First, open the Control Panel.

Now click on the option “Change account type”


Select the ‘Local Account’ to update the name.


Now select the Change the account name option.


Its time to Update the account name as you want it to appear on the “Sign-in screen”.


Finally, select the Change Name button.

When you complete the above steps, sign-out and the Sign-in screen will now display the new name.

Method 2: You chang user name with netplwiz:

Besides the above method, you can also use the other user account settings (netplwiz) available with the Control Panel.

If you want to update the name of an account, just follow the steps given below.

  1. First, Open Start.
  2. Now, search for netplwiz and click the top result to open the tool.
  3. Select the ‘Account’ to update its name.
  4. Now, the Properties button.


(Optional) Update the “User name” field to change the account nickname.

Now, update the “Full Name” field to show a different name in the Sign-in screen.


Tip: If you want to display just a nickname rather than your real name, you can leave the “Full Name” field empty.

Click the Apply button.

Click the OK button.

Click the OK button again.

Hope, you learned it well. If you have any questions left do let us know via the comments box given below. Also, Click here if you want a guide on “How to Open the Command prompt on Windows“

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