– how to change username on pc located in c:/users in windows 10 – Microsoft Community
During the initial setup of Windows I chose a user account name, Fred. Of course this account was administrator. I then thought that I should use a non Admin account for everyday stuff and perhaps be more resistant to malicious attacks that might make major changes to my pc.
My first move was to change the admin user name from Fred to ‘Admin’ via control panel – no problem so far. In the usernname box I typed ‘Fred’ then got a red message “Please type a different username”. I rebooted the pc but got the same result after trying again. This simple looking task is not so simple after all.
Any advice will be appreciated. Any account can suffer from user profile corruption. This can ultimately stop you being able to log in to an account. If that happens to your only Admin-level account on the computer then you are completely locked out of the computer. You cannot even run Dell’s factory restore procedure as that insists on an Admin account login.
Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn’t help. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 10 Search Community member. This thread is locked.
You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question Report abuse. Details required :. Cancel Submit. In reply to OnTheBeach’s post on June 15, I am glad it is resolved. Thanks for your feedback.
How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. This site in other languages x.
Change local user account name in Windows 10 – Microsoft Community – Way 1. Change User Name Windows 10 via Control Panel
Instead, create a new profile and copy your files over. Frde required : characters remaining Cancel Submit 78 people found this reply helpful. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP Potentially Unwanted Products.