How to rename a Windows 10 local user account

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When you do a clean install, you create a new account during the process, but when you upgrade Windows 10, your old account comes with you. Under certain circumstances, you may want to change the name of a local user account on your shared Windows 10 PC. This can be useful if you are using a shared Windows 10 PC. For this, an administrator account in the PC is obviously required to make the necessary changes. A local account is defined as any account used to log into Windows operating systems, it may or may not have a username and password combination. It is not the same as the Microsoft account as it does not require a Microsoft ID to sign in.



You can also choose to discard the password for a user account, as it is not a necessity. The local account allows full access to the system and allows customization of features. You can even install apps and customize settings. A percentage of consumers were not thrilled with the concept of a Microsoft account that allows you to sync and connect to various accounts.

Local user account is a good option for them as they don't need a Microsoft account. An unfortunate drawback of the local user account is that you can browse the Windows store but you can't download and install apps without a Microsoft account. able to synchronize all the devices you use.

Read also: - How to create a guest account in Windows 10 via CMD

But with a Microsoft account there is no way to bypass the sign in process as it is an online account.

Rename the user account in Windows 10

Follow this simple step to rename the user account


Step 1 - Click on the start menu

Step 2 - Search for the user account in the search box on the taskbar. Click on user account from the search results.


This will open the User Accounts section.

3 pass - To select Manage another account from section.


4 pass - then select the user account you want to rename

This in turn will open a new section with various account management options.

5 pass - To select Change your account name option.

Step 6 - Enter the new name for the selected account.


This is all you need to do to properly rename the user account. You can now see the newly renamed account in the Administrator's Other Account section and on the login screen.

It's great to have a local user account for children or others who don't have a Microsoft account.

In case you don't know how to create a local user account, it's quite simple.

Windows 10 doesn't offer a local account option during installation, but there are several benefits to having a local user account.

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