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As a Windows 10 user, you may want to change the administrator name on your PC for various reasons. I suggest making it more personalized or for security purposes. 

How to Change Administrator Name in Windows 10?

Whatever the reason, changing the administrator name in Windows 10 is a straightforward process you can do in a few easy steps.

How to Change Administrator Name in Windows 10?

In this article, we will guide you through the steps to change the administrator name in Windows 10. We will also provide some helpful tips on best practices for updating your administrator name.

Step 1. Determine your current administrator's name.

Before we start, let's check the current administrator name on your PC. To do this, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type in "netplwiz" and press Enter. This will open the User Accounts window.

In the User Accounts window, you can see all the user accounts on your PC, including the administrator account. The administrator account should be listed at the top of the list. The current administrator name is in the "User Name" column.

Step 2. Create a new user account.

The next step is to create a new user account with the desired name. Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users to do this. Click on "Add someone else to this PC" under the "Other users" section.

Next, click "I don't have this person's sign-in information" and select "Add a user without a Microsoft account." You can then enter the new administrator name and password.

Step 3. Promote the new user account to the administrator.

Once the new user account is created, you must promote it to administrator status. Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users to do this. Under the "Other users" section, click on the new user account you created and click "Change account type."

Select "Administrator" from the drop-down menu in the next window and click "OK."

Step 4. Delete the old administrator account.

Now that the new administrator account is set up, you can delete the old one. Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users to do this. Click on the old administrator account and then click on "Remove."

You will then be prompted to choose whether to keep or delete the user files. If you're going to save the files, back them up before deleting the old account.

Step 5. Restart your PC

After completing the steps above, restart your PC to ensure all changes take effect.

Tips for Updating Your Administrator Name

  1. Choose a unique and secure name that is easy to remember.
  2. Avoid using personal information in your administrator name, such as your full name or birthdate.
  3. Consider adding numbers or symbols to your administrator name for added security.
  4. Keep your administrator name consistent across all your devices to avoid confusion.


Changing the administrator name in Windows 10 is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. 

Following the steps outlined above, you can update your administrator name to something more personalized or secure. 

Remember to follow best practices when choosing a new administrator name and back up your files before deleting the old administrator account.

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