You can add several user accounts on a single Windows 11 PC if more people share your computer. For instance, the same system is used by your family members and friends. Having multiple accounts on a shared PC lets all users access the same device with their sign-in info. All of them will have a separate desktop and access to their files, browser favorites, etc. You can add a local user account or Microsoft account to sign in to the PC if you need.
The user name of an account is used to identify the account on your machine. Due to some reason, if you want to change or rename the name of a local account or Microsoft account in Windows 11, this gearupwindows article will guide you.
Please note that you need to sign in to an administrator account to rename a user account on a Windows 11 machine then after you can proceed with the succeeding steps.
How to Change Name of Microsoft Account?
To change the username connected with Microsoft account, do the following:-
Step 1. First, navigate the Microsoft website and click the
Step 2. Then enter the email, phone, or skype that you have used to create your account. After that, click the
Step 3. After sign-in into your Microsoft account, click on the user name beside the user profile image.
Step 4. Then click on
Step 5. After that, change the first name or last name, or both, enter the captcha and finally click the
Finally, sign out and sign in to your Microsoft account on your Windows 11 PC to see the changes.
How to Change Name of Local Account in Control Panel?
To change the name of the local account using Control Panel, use these steps:-
Step 1. Open Control Panel.
Step 2. Click the link
Step 3. After that, select the user account you want to change the name.
Step 4. Then, click the link
Step 5. Type a new account name you want, and hit the
How to Change Name of Local Account using Local Users and Groups?
The Local Users and Groups is part of Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions only. If you are using Windows 11 Home edition and want to use this method to change the name of a local account, then you need first to turn on the Local User and Group Management (Lusrmgr.msc) console.
To do that, press
Step 2. Select
Step 3. Double-click on the user name (For example, Gearupwindows1) on the right sidebar you want to modify.
Step 4. Write a new username beside the “Full name” box.
Step 5. Click
Step 6. Click