How to change username in Windows 10
In this article, I will show you how to change the user account name.
Before starting, back up all your data and
create a system restore point.
1) press the WinR buttons, in the open field, write the command control.Ok;
2) select in the control panel. Changing the type of account;
3) local account. Change the name of the account;
4) write a new name and click on the Rename button.
5) press the Win R key combination and then enter the netplwiz command and click on Ok.
6) select Users. Properties;
7) in the User field, write the name and click on Ok. Ok.
How to change username in Windows 10: 84 comments
I installed Windows 10 on a new SONY laptop.
After a month of work, when I tried to start working, an inscription appeared to change USER.
I did not assess the threats and continued working, but after a couple of hours the computer was locked. Now I cannot log into Windows and I am cut off from my. documents. In a few days I will make a scientific report, but I cannot Receive the prepared Presentation. Please help urgently.
Efim, good afternoon.
“When I tried to start working, an inscription appeared to change USER”
it turns out (if I understood correctly) that you have one more user registered in Windows 10, the system remembered your choice and now you are not in the West as an administrator but as a user or guest with limited rights.
And you DO NOT see the documents because after loading the welcome screen, not your desktop appears. So?
Efim, if possible, describe your problem in more detail.
After editing the register as described above and reloading windows, I cannot log into the account and created a temporary one. Since they did not know what to do next, since half of the installed programs were missing, I decided to recover from the backup ((((
Thank you, I deleted a dangerous piece of text in the article.
In general, I do NOT advise anyone to change the name of a user’s folder in Windows 10. This is very time consuming and dangerous. Easier to create a new account with your new name.
Well, there is nothing laborious. business for 3 minutes. And removed in vain. I just got the idea to first create a folder with a new name and copy the contents of the folder with the old name to the new one. What do you think will help?
What data? If installed programs are unlikely to work.
Kaa help. I created an account, indicated the data, And I did not check it, and there the mailbox is blocked ((now I enter the password for me to assert the wrong one, and I can’t do anything, I’m a kettle)) damn it got crazy help if I solve this
For such cases, Use a universal account password reset program: https://wisekaa.org/windows-10/udalyaem-zabytyj-parol-v-windows-10/
If you write anything, we’ll figure it out # 128578;
Hello. Changed the name of the account to your image, now there are some problems with the computer. Firstly, I can not enter the start, and secondly, it writes “The mapping between usernames and the security identifier was not performed”, I wanted to return everything as it was, but knocks out this error. I did NOT do a restore point, and now I can not do it, since I can not enter the start. Tell me what to do?
My way is 100% safe.
The only thing that comes to mind now is to try to do “System Restore”: click on the buttons. WinR and enter the command. rstrui in the Open field. Ok
And if the problem is the same, but the system restore is NOT done. Writes that “there were problems with vss when sending events to the recorder.” What to do? Laptop urgently needed!
Hello, why can’t I change my account name??
Select “Change account type”
Alas, there is nothing there either.
By the way, I have the same comments of the item to change the name is not there, not there. I would be very happy if you can help me with windows 10 pro
Micros account login logged in?
I have one account on 10ke. When entering the password, it writes that it is impossible to load the user profile. Service ,, ProfSvc ,, failed to log in. Tell me how to enter or change the profile to a new one
Dmitry, so offhand I can’t tell right away what the problem is. Go to the registry: (in order to open the registry, press the WinR button, write regedit in the open field. Ok.) At HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ ProfileList \
look at the ProfileImagePath parameter what name is there? See example screenshot https://wisekaa.org/loaded/screen1.Png
Hello! The problem is this: the computer name is ONLINER, and the folder name is onlin! How to rename this folder correctly? And in general, is it possible to do so? But the name of the account is the same as in the eleventh message and the type cannot be changed, since the account of the computer administrator (((
Hello. Computer name and account name are completely different things.
Yes, the name of the user folder can be changed, but Please note that all actions you perform at your own peril and risk, so before this experiment, create a system restore point: https://wisekaa.org/windows-10/sozdayom-tochku-vosstanovleniya-sistemy- v-windows-10 /
Here is a link to YouTube “How to rename a user folder in Windows 10”: https://www.Youtube.com/watch?V=wiFAuTUUZi4
Hello! I got two obscure accounts.
I changed the name of the device (Computer. Properties. Computer name), rebooted and now at boot time “Incorrectly entered username or password” appears, followed by the login and password entry fields, where the old computer name is ALREADY entered in the “Login” field.
A separate tab in the lower left corner is “Account” (and that with soap)
How to remove?
Thank you for attention.
I would do a system restore.
If you can log into the system under the administrator account, then after logged in:
1) In the search field, write Parameters
3) Update and recovery
5) Recover your computer without deleting files. To begin
If you can’t enter anywhere at all, then through the installation disk. After launching it, select Diagnostics from the menu.
Hello. Is it possible to set a username right away when installing windows 10? And then my account name is long, and the username on the computer is ridiculous.
Yes, of course you can. You probably just upgraded your OS to Windows 10 and therefore you have an old account.
I downloaded the image file from the official microsoft website, in the settings during installation, I first formatted my hard disk with the old Windows, and then installed Windows 10 on a blank hard disk. There, during installation, this form appears, see Photo. In it you enter the admin name and password, unless of course you need it.
It seems to me even when I installed from the Windows 10 image, I selected the item “sign in with a microsoft account” or something like that. Maybe because of this?
Yes, probably. After you have checked the box next to “I accept the terms of the license” and clicked on “Next”, this form will appear, in it you will select “Custom:.”
Is it possible to somehow change the administrator name in windows 10? Thanks in advance for your reply.
In order to change the administrator name in Windows 10, you need to go to the “Control Panel” for this:
Press two buttons SIMultaneously WinR (Win is a button with a Windows checkbox) in the “Open” field, write the command control-Ok.
In the “Control Panel” select “User Accounts”, then. User Accounts-Change the name of your account.
In the field where it says “New account name” write your name, then click on “Rename”,
restart the computer.
Hello! I did exactly as in your description, but the tab “Change your account name” does not appear. What is the reason? What to do in this case?
You called the wrong place with the mouse (see point 2), it should be like this: Control Panel-Changes to the account type. Further, as described in the article.
The fact is that I tried, as in the article. By this method, too, the option to change the name does NOT appear (screen attached). So I thought it was because the account was an administrator and I tried the method you described in your answer to Eugene:
“In order to change the administrator name in Windows 10, you need to go to the” Control Panel “for this:
Press two buttons SIMultaneously WinR (Win is a button with a Windows checkbox) in the “Open” field, write the command control-Ok.
In the “Control Panel” select “User Accounts”, then. User Accounts-Change the name of your account.
In the field where it says “New account name” write your name, then click on “Rename”,
reboot the computer. “
Neither one nor the other works (
So, I don’t understand, you are logging into Windows 10 under an administrator or user account?
I log into Windows 10 under an administrator account, besides, it is the only one on this computer.
UPD: The user account name on the computer changed after changing the Microsost account name on their website and two reboots (not sure what exactly helped, but nowhere else did I enter the new name and did NOT change the old one).
Be that as it may, the result has been achieved, but I would like to know for sure why this is so, in order to be able to change the name if necessary in the system
Hello. I did everything according to the instructions, but in the user properties I changed the full name, I wanted to change it but the “start” menu did not open, I rebooted the computer after which the system requires a password, although I did not set it, now I can not enter the OS. did.
I am crying for help! I changed the username according to your instructions. After completing steps 5-7, serious problems began. as above in Yana, with many actions “Mapping between usernames and SID was not performed”. A restore point was created in advance, but. After selecting it and agreeing to restore the system, the error: “vss problems were detected when sending events to the recorder 0x80042315.” I tried to do a lot of things, created a new administrator user through the command term, but I’m afraid to reboot the computer, because. The work cannot be stopped. And by the way, now in the accounts (netplwiz) there is SIMply the user whose name was originally changed. Everything is very bad ((I would be very grateful if I took the right path. Googling then system restore errors did not help.
You need to scan Windows for errors for this:
Windows Startup Service-
Hover your mouse over Command Prompt. Right-click and select Run as Administrator.
In the command line, enter the command sfc / scannow and press Enter.
Unsubscribe me what errors will be found.
Good afternoon! Faced the same problem. The taskbar does not work, except for the tray and the selection of desktops. Before that, I tried to change the name of the Unlocker user folder, in the end, the explorer.Exe blochil naturally and the Yandex disk, I unlocked them and tried to rename them. Nothing came of it. It was required that the path was Latin, but I have Cyrillic. And after the restart, everything remained the same. But in the end, the start menu flew off and stopped working. I tried everything, powershell, finfix, sfc / scannow, I created DWORD both 32 bit and 64 in the registry, though I don’t understand why 32 is written everywhere if the system is 64 bit. Well, in the end, nothing helps. I don’t know what needs to be done and the problem is that recovery I can’t do, but I didn’t do backup points before. It’s probably easier to create a new user and transfer everything there?
Fixwin 10 more accurate
Is it possible, together with the name in the system, to rename the folder in users? And then some programs refuse to work Referring to Russian letters.
Hello, please tell me. Changed the main account name everywhere, but for some reason the old name remained on the folder (in the “users” folder). If I write my new name in the explorer, it finds and displays the user’s folder with all the themes of the same files as in the folder with the old name. But the folder with the new name is NOT displayed anywhere, but only located using the address. Tell me how you can rename this user folder. thanks in advance
Any user folder can be renamed with administrator rights.
Thanks a lot, helped a lot)
Hello. A laptop is used by several people all under one admin, without an account. One of them logged into his account and now he is registered as an administrator. When creating new users. a clean desktop, etc. Is it possible to delete the admin account while keeping all data (desktop settings, folders, etc.)? thanks.
Is it possible to delete the admin account while keeping all data (desktop settings, folders, etc.)?
Everything works thanks Kaa
I want to change my local account to a Microsoft account. But when I press the button, the desired window pops up. Record changes. Literally for a second and disappears! Same thing with buttons:
Add account (in the first tab)
Add a user for this computer (Family and other users)
How to be?
Good day. Tell me if it is possible to change, in particular, to completely rename the “Administrator”?
If this is not possible, then tell me how to remove the message that “the file is in use” or “insufficient rights” when I try to copy / move / delete files. In general, whatever I do with the files, the system throws out a message for everything, where every time you need to click “All with Administrator rights”. And if I go under the “Administrator” account, there are no such warnings, but the name is in Cyrillic.
Sergey, read carefully the comments to the article.
On the second question: winr-gpedit.Msc-ok
The Group Policy Editor will open. Select User Configuration, then Administrative Templates, All Parameters.
Hello, I also have a problem, please help! Installed 10ka. To enter, I always used the email address (there were two authorization options on the screen. through the “username” and “email address.” Today, the button for selecting the second option for entering has disappeared somewhere. And I forgot the username long ago. Visited the office. Microsoft (from the phone), changed the password, but the problem is that the laptop cannot connect to the router (it sees, but does not want to connect) What to do? You cannot go back to the restore point, there is too much fundamental data (please help.
PS. I forgot to tell you! When I try to enter my mail in the “username” line, and the password in the “password”, I get this:
Help! I changed the name exactly as you wrote it, the start does not open, the recovery does not work, the error gives, the command period does not start, the netplwiz command does not contain anything in the field where the name was. What to do?!
Hello Wise Kaa!
I want to change admin name on windows 8.
I did it according to your instructions, but could not get to the item “change the name”. At the stage “making changes to the user account”: changing the type of my account, I go there. So the item “standard” is inactive and the Administrator is active))) below the button “change account” is inactive too and cancel.
What am I doing wrong?
If you go to “change the account through the computer parameters” then they suggest switching to the local network. What to do?
Thank you very much 🙂
Tell me please!
The fact is that from 14 years of using Windows I always
installed it myself.
And I immediately thought of a nickname and so on during the installation of the operating system.
And then I called the master to a new computer
help me see something, install Windows 10 at the same time.
Now I am the only user administrator.
When you try to change your nickname or password, the system says that you are sitting under the only account (account) that exists on your computer. the administrator, and for this reason you cannot change your nickname or password.
Like, get yourself another account (account, user) and use it already.
But I have been working on this (administrator) for a month already, there is a lot of everything on the desktop and games already, documents, etc.
Create a new account is not a problem.
True, I still did not understand why I needed it (this is my personal computer. By the way, when on 7-ke, on someone’s advice, I even deleted unnecessary accounts, if the user is really alone in the computer. And nothing, the system worked like a clock)
Now what to do with this on the 10-ke?
Victor, I think you are doing something wrong. Changing admin name is easy, see my comment above.
Changing the password or turning it off altogether is also NOT problematic. To change the password: Start-parameters-accounts-login parameters-password-Change password.
Hello, I have a problem, I can’t log into Win as an administrator, although I know the password and username, when I try to change something, a window pops up saying I need to enter the username and password, I don’t know how and where to enter
Hello Ilya. If I understood you correctly, then you need to do the following: Start-Shutdown or Logout-Logout.
Good day. Such a problem, when the domain is set to enter the local account, it asks for the full computer name (computer name \ username). This procedure is not required to log into domain accounts. What could be the problem? Worth Windows 10.
On the second PC with Windows 8, the admin account folder is registered as admin. The computer name but the name is NOT displayed when entering, and in the user settings it is displayed as just an admin.
Thanks to your site) I immediately found the answer to the question))))
Hello. After changing the name of the user’s folder, the following problem occurred: some documents (not all) “are locked for editing by the user” second user “”. We checked the access mode, permissions. Everything seems normal. What could be the problem?
Followed your aLGorithm. Everything works except for the above
Hello, I have such a problem. Set a password on Windows 10, but then thanks to your hand. You deleted or changed the rights, and now I only have guest rights. Safe Mode does not start accordingly. When I enter “user name” into the command term, it shows me 3 users Administrator, guest and something else from two words.
I rummaged through everything I could, but how to get everything back ?
Yes, the system can not rollbacks, it gives an error
In the Yandex search box, enter:
How to restore administrator rights in Windows 10
If all of the above methods do not help. write, then we will definitely figure it out together.
Good day. Such situation.
When purchasing a computer, it was originally used by the first owner who had a Microsoft account connected, etc. The computer remembered this and used it safely. Now I am the owner. The first step was to do the work on decoupling all kinds of accounts from this machine, roughly speaking, bringing it back to the factory form, but the OS (win10) was not reinstalled. After the work done, nowhere did I come across the remnants of the activities of the past user and his mention.
The first time I noticed them in the Username column in the Microsoft office package (I assumed that the office software package indexed the old name and saved it in the logs). changed it to my own. Now, we recently updated the drivers with the help of the well-known driver booster from IObit, and opening the system information section in it in the Username column again saw the mentions of the former owner. Where to change it. I cannot find.
I’ll go further and find that this information is no longer related to the OS, but to the windows license, because. I saw references to the mail of the old owner in the license information “registered user” in the software again known as EVEREST.
So Windows is registered to the mail of the first owner. In general, can this be changed somewhere? So that the computer does NOT impose it on me and does NOT fill it in the logs of the newly installed software.
“Let’s go further and found that this information is no longer related to the OS but to the windows license”
If I were you, I would not touch the old data of the previous owner, because most likely Windows registration is tied to an email account. Therefore, if this whole thing is a throne (change), then a Windows update or something else may fly off.
How to change your PIN in Windows 10
1. Open “Settings” (keyboard shortcut: Windows I) Go to the settings group “Accounts” → “Login options”.
2. Click on “PIN for Windows Hello” and click “Change”.
3. Enter your current PIN and then enter and Confirm the new PIN.
That’s all! We told you it was easy. But what to do if you have forgotten your PIN?
How to change your PIN in Windows 10
Published: 25 December 2017 Updated: 6 September 2020
If you don’t like entering your password to log into your account every time you unlock your system, you can use the PIN for your active Windows 10 account and use it to quickly sign in.
In Windows 10, you can use a PIN to log in, which is very convenient. If, for some reason, you want to change your PIN, it’s easy. We’ll show you how. Follow these SIMple steps.
How to reset your PIN in Windows 10
Follow these steps if you need to reset your PIN:
1. Go to the “Settings” page pressed the keyboard shortcut: Win I Go to the settings group “Accounts” → “Login options”.
2. And click on the link “I do not remember my PIN” see the screen below.
3. In the next window, click “Next”.
Note: If you are using a local account, the PIN reset dialog in this step may be slightly different from the Microsoft account reset.
4. Enter your Microsoft account password and then set up a new PIN.
Reset Windows PIN from the login screen
If you can’t sign in or your Microsoft account, you can still reset your PIN, here’s how:
- If for any reason you are stuck on the Windows lock screen, first click on the link “I forgot my PIN”.
Note: If you are using a local account, resetting the pin code from the lock screen will not be available and you will have to use a password to log in if you also forgot the password. Refer to our guide: Forgot your Windows 10 password. How to log in.
- In the “Enter the code” window that appears, choose how you want to confirm that it is you:
- SMS to the linked phone number
- A letter to a backup mailing address
- I don’t have THIS data
2.1 If you chose SMS, in the number confirmation window, enter the last 4 digits of your phone and click the “Send code” button.
Enter the code from SMS and click “Confirm”, in the next window click “Next”. Now enter a new PIN and click “OK”, after which you will be automatically logged into the system.
2.2 If you selected Letter, in the “Confirm your email address” window, enter your address as you specified earlier, check your mail and enter the received code, and following the wizard’s prompt, a new PIN.
2.3 If the number and the previously specified e-mail are not used and you select “I do not have THIS data”, you will be prompted to go to Microsoft’s address and update information to protect your account.
How to change Windows 10 password
If for some reason you need to change the user’s password in Windows 10, it is usually very easy to do this (provided that you know the current password) and can be done immediately in several ways, in which. in the steps in this instruction. If you don’t know your current password, a separate guide How to reset Windows 10 password should help.
Before you start, keep in mind one important point: in Windows 10, you might have a Microsoft account or a local account. The SIMple way to change the password in the parameters works for both accounts, but the rest of the described methods are separate for each type of user.
To find out what type of account is used on your computer or laptop, go to start. options (gear icon). accounts. If you see a username with an E-mail address and the item “Microsoft account management”, it is, respectively, a Microsoft account. If only the name and signature are “Local account”, then this user is “local” and his settings are not synchronized online. You may also find it useful: How to disable the password prompt when logging into Windows 10 and when waking up from sleep mode.
Change user password in Windows 10 settings
The first way to change a user’s password is standard and probably the SIMplest: with the implementation of Windows 10 settings specifically designed for this.
- Go to Start. Settings. Accounts and select “Login Options”.
- In the “Password” section, click the “Change” button.
- You will need to enter your current user password (and if you have a Microsoft account, you will also need to have your computer connected to the Internet at the time of performing THESE steps to change the password).
- Enter a new password and a hint for it (for a local user) or again the old password plus a new password twice (for a Microsoft account).
- Click “Next”, and then, after applying the settings made. Finish.
After THESE steps, when you log in again, you need to use the already new Windows 10 password.
Note: if a PIN is used to log in, you can change it in the same parameter page in the relevant section. And if the purpose of changing the password is to log in faster, instead of changing it, in the same settings page (“Login Options”) you can set a PIN or picture password to log into Windows 10 (while the password will remain the same. but enters it in order to enter the OS is not required).
Using the command line
- Run Command Timeline as Administrator (Instruction: How to Start Command Timeline as Administrator) and in order Use the following commands, pressing Enter after each one.
- Net users (as a result of this command, pay attention to the name of the user you need so that you don’t make mistakes in the next command).
- Net user username new_password (here username is the desired name from step 2, and new password is the password you want to set. If the username contains spaces, enclose it in quotes in the command).
Done. Immediately after that, a new password will be set for the selected user. If desired, indicated instead of the password two quotes (without a space in the middle), you can delete the account password and in the future, you will be logged into it without entering a password.
Change your Microsoft account password online
In the event that you are using a Microsoft account in Windows 10, you can change the user’s password not on the computer itself, but online in the account settings on the official Microsoft website. At the same time, this can be done from any device connected to the Internet (but in order to log in with the password set in this way, your computer or laptop with Windows 10 must also be connected to the Internet when logging in to Synchronize the changed password).
- Go to https://account.Microsoft.com/?Ref=settings and sign in with your current Microsoft account password.
- Change the password using the appropriate setting in the account settings under Additional actions.
After saving the settings on the Microsoft website, on all devices that were signed in with this account, connected to the Internet, the password will also be changed.
User options in Computer Management
- In the Windows 10 taskbar search, start typing Computer Management, open this tool
- Go to the section (on the left) “Computer Management”. “Utilities”. “Local Users and Groups”. “Users”.
- Right-click on User Required and select “Set Password“.
Changing the password in the control panel
- Go to the Windows 10 Control Panel (in the “View” field at the top right, set “Icons”) and open the item “User Accounts”.
- Click “Manage another account” and select the desired user (including the current one, if Changing the password for him).
- Click “Change Password”.
- Enter the current password and enter the new user password twice.
- Click the “Change Password” button.
You can close Control Panel Account Control and use a new password the next time you log in.
Ways to Change Windows 10 Local User Password
For local accounts in Windows 10, there are several ways to change the password, in addition to the settings in the “Options” interface, depending on the situation, you can use any of them.
Change Windows 10 user password. instruction
I hope that the described methods of changing the password will be enough for you. If something does not work out or the situation is very different from the standard. leave a comment, maybe I can help you.
This is the easiest way. You will need to do the following:
- Open “Start” by clicking on a special key on the keyboard or SIMply by clicking on the corresponding icon in the lower left part of the screen.
- In the menu, select the item “Control Panel”.
- In the window that opens, find and click on the term “User accounts”.
- In this section, you can put a password on the laptop or change it for users. If the password has not been set, then you will be prompted to put it, but if you need to change it, then just click on the Corresponding item.
- Then enter the new code word twice.
Pay attention to the “Hint” column: there is no need to write your password in plain text or make it too obvious. For example “my birthday” is a bad clue, but “My first pet’s name” is pretty reliable.
- Click the button confirming your installation or password change.
The next time you log on, Windows will ask you to enter a new passcode.
The easiest possible way.
- Press “Win” on the keyboard or click on the Corresponding icon at the bottom left of the screen.
- Find the gear icon and click on it.
- In the window that opens, in the menu on the right, click on the term “Login parameters”. In this section, you can change or set a password, as well as set up a pincode or a picture password for more convenient login.
- Enter the current password and the new one, do not forget about the hint.
This version differs in many ways from the favorite of most Windows 7 users; the process of changing the password has also undergone some changes. Do the following:
- Move the cursor to the lower right corner of the laptop screen. After a while, the “Control Panel” will open.
- Named on gears, so you will be taken to the “Parameters” section. The same operation can be performed when turning on the device. When we just launched the system, we see the Metro interface. We need to click on the down arrow and in the opened menu with applications click on the gears.
- In it again, select “Control Panel”, then “Configure Computer Settings”, after “Accounts”.
- Next, click “Login Options” and the “Password” button.
- We enter the old password, then the new one and a hint. Applying the changes and unforgettable in that you will need to restart your computer.
When you press a certain key combination, the Emergency menu opens, in which you can change the password. This method works in almost all Windows operating systems, including Windows 10. You need:
- SIMultaneously press “Ctrl”, “Alt”, “Del” on the keyboard.
- A menu will appear with a button “Change password”.
- Next, you need to enter the old, and then the new code word and hint.
- The last step is to save the changes.
The fastest way to change the password, but it is only suitable for advanced users who are familiar with the command line.
- We run the command term as administrator. The SIMplest option: go to “Start”, enter “Command line” in the search bar, right-click on the desired line and select the required item.
- We enter a special command: netuser username password. You need to enter the exact username, to find it out, you can register the netusers command. If the name has spaces, then it must be entered in quotation marks. Example: net user “user name” 12345A
- Immediately after pressing the “Enter” key, a new password will be set.
For owners of the Windows 7 operating system, there are several ways to change the password on a laptop.
There are several ways to change the password for this operating system.
How to change password on laptop in Windows at login
Many of them store important information on the computer, access to which should be closed to third parties. This is especially true for laptops, because we often leave them unattended outside the house, which can be used by an attacker. Setting a password is the solution to this problem. In this article, we will describe in detail how to change the password on a laptop in the Windows operating system.
- Open “Start” and enter “Computer Management” in the search bar, then run this program.
- Sequentially go to the folder “Service”, “Local users and groups”, “Users”.
- Find the username you need. Click on it with the right mouse button and select the required item in the drop-down menu.
It should be noted that the versions of operating systems are constantly changing and some methods become irrelevant, however, you should not neglect the security of your personal data. As we were able to make sure, changing the password on a laptop is quite SIMple, you just have to choose the most convenient way for you.
Changing the online administrator account
To change the Microsoft account, which in our case acts as an administrator, we will go to the same wizard, Considered in the previous example.
In the wizard, enter the entails for your Outlook account and click Next. In THESE steps, the wizard will end, and the online account will be added as a new account. Now let’s go to our online account and change its type, as in the previous example, to the administrator.
After changing the account type, we need to change the user in the system. This is necessary in order to remove the old accounting. The further procedure is the same as in the previous example. Therefore, feel free to go to the Control Panel and disable the old account.
The example shows that changing the online user can be even faster than the local one.
I would also like to point out to our readers, if you use the online Microsoft account in Windows 10, then you will significantly expand the capabilities of this operating system.
Create a local user in Windows 10 using the console
First of all, start the console as administrator. This can be done by entering the phrase “CMD” in the Windows 10 search. Now right-click on the Found result and select the “Run as administrator” item in the list.
Now run the command to create a new user with the name “New_Admin_2” shown in the image below.
To change a regular user to an admin for the newly created account “New_Admin_2”, run this command.
The last action left is to remove the old admin. In our case, the name of this admin is “Old_Admin”. To do this, go to the system under “New_Admin_2” and open the console on behalf of the administrator. In the console, execute the command shown in the image below.
After that, the account will be disabled.
From the example you can see that in Windows 10 using the command term, you can quickly create and delete a local admin.
How to change or remove administrator in Windows 10
With the release of the new Windows 10 operating system, the developers have added new user account management features and divided them into two types. The first type of accounts is online, that is, Outlook accounts are used to log in to the system. The second type of accounts is local. This type of account is familiar to everyone since Windows XP. It is this kind of confusion with the type of accounts that caused many problems when changing the administrator. In this article, we will describe in detail the process of changing the administrator, both for online accounts and for local.
Changing the local administrator account
To change the local administrator in Windows 10, you first need to create a new one, then delete the old one. So let’s go to the Control Panel. You can find it in the top ten by clicking on the “Start” menu icon and select the item we need in the context menu that appears.
In the launched Panel, go to the accounts section and select the “Change account type” link there.
In the window that appears, you will see the old administrator account, in our case this is the name “User”. At the bottom of this window there is a button for adding a new user, by clicking on which we will go to the OS settings section.
In this section, you can add a new admin and remove the old one. To add it, click the “Add user for this computer” button. This action will take us to the wizard for creating a new user.
Since we are creating a local admin, so skip the email entry step by clicking on the “I do not have this person’s login details” link. This action will take us to the window for creating an online account for Microsoft.
To skip the process of creating an account, click on the very bottom link in the wizard window, which will take us to the window for creating a local user.
As an example, write down the name “New Admin” and continue with the wizard. After THESE actions, a new local account will be created.
Now let’s go to our users and choose the name “New Admin”.
In the next window we need to select the item “Change account type”. This is necessary in order to change the type of our account from regular to administrator.
Therefore, feel free to go to this item and change the type of user.
Having made our user an admin, you can now proceed to directly delete the old user. Now you need to change users. Therefore, we will go under the admin, whose name is “New Admin” in the system and go to the list of our admins, choosing “User”. Now, to remove the old user, select the item “Delete account”.
After selecting this item, the system will offer us to delete all user data or save it. Therefore, be careful, if there is important information there, then save it.
We select one of the options in which we can delete or save files. After confirmation, the old admin will be finally told about the internet from the system.
The example shows that creating a new one and deleting the old admin is not at all difficult, although you will have to tinker a little.
In most cases, a user change is required for Some programs to function properly. For example, you need to execute a program in which there is a binding to a specific user and when this program is executed under a different name, an error occurs.
This error occurs due to the fact that the program is trying to Access the user’s files from his folder, but the path to the directory does NOT match the one in the utility, since the name is different. This is one of the many cases when you need to change the admin.
In our article, we examined all the ways to change the administrator in Windows 10. Therefore, we hope our article will help our readers to accomplish this task.