If you don’t know how to change your username on Windows 11, here is the guide for you. Here I am going to show you a few ways by which you easily change your username on Windows 11.
Since Windows 11 is a new operating system, some people may find it difficult to reach the username setting option. To help you with this we will also provide relevant screenshots. If you want to change the profile picture then you can check out the guide on “How to Change Profile Picture on Windows 11“.
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How to Change Username on Windows 11
It is not mandatory to change your username on Windows 11. If you are ok with the default PC username then it is fine. Now if you want to personalize your Windows 11 computer with your Username, which will show up on your login windows, settings section, and profile then you can change your username on Windows 11.
Before that, let me tell you, there are two ways by which you can log in to your Windows 11 computer. One is by using the local account and another one is the Microsoft account.
If you are login with the local account then you can change the username locally. If you are login with your Microsoft account then you have you change your username on the Microsoft account profile option. You can check our guide on how to switch a local account to a Microsoft account and vice versa.
1. How to Change Username on Windows 11 Locally
If you are login into Windows 11 using the local account then you can change your username using “Control Panel”. Here are the steps to change it locally:
Step 1: Click on the “Start Button“, search for the control panel, and open it.
Step 2: Here you will find all the Control Panel settings, you can use these settings panel to adjust your windows computer’s settings. Now to change the username click on “User Account“.
Step 3: Here on the user accounts settings panel click on the “User Accounts” option.
Step 4: On the next window, you will find your all local account users. Here select the user you want to change the username, and click on the “Change your account name” option.
Step 5: After that, on the next window, create your new username and click on “Change Name“. Now to apply the changes, close the control panel and restart your computer.
The above method will only work when you are login into Windows 11 using the local account. If you had connected your Windows 11 system with the Microsoft account you have to change it online.
2. Change your Username for the Linked Microsoft Account
In this section, we are going to discuss how to change Windows 11 username from the linked Microsoft account. If you are login to your Windows 11 PC with your Microsoft account then you have to change your username on the Microsoft account site.
Step 1: On the new Windows 11 we get a centered taskbar, click on the windows icon to open the “Start Menu” and click on “Settings”.
Step 2: Next, click on the “Account” tab from the left panel of the Settings window. Then, look for the “Your Info” option present to the right of your screen.
Step 3: Now click on “Manage my accounts” under related settings. It will open up the Microsoft account profile on the default browser.
Step 4: Here click on “Your Info“.
Step 5: It will open your profile section. Here you will find all your profile information, to change your username click on the “Edit Name” option.
Step 6: It will open a window, where you can change your username. Here, change the new account username as needed and fill in the captcha for verification. Then, click the “Save” button.
Step 7: Now, check if the username change has been applied to the Your info page and restart your system for the change to take effect on the computer.
That’s it; this is how you can change your username on Windows 11. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends.
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