How to Change Account Name in Windows 11 — the Top 4 Methods

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Method 1: Change Account Name Windows 11 via Settings

An easy way to change account name in Windows 11 is to use Settings, a built-in tool in Windows 11. Here are the detailed steps with pictures. You can try it if you are using a Microsoft account.

Method 2: Change Account Name Windows 11 via Control Panel

Another way to change username in Windows 11 is to visit Control Panel. It can be used to rename a local account in Windows 11. Control Panel cannot be used to change name for Microsoft Accounts, but it has a hyperlink that leads you to Windows Settings to change account name.

Method 3: Change Account Name Windows 11 via Netplwiz

Alternatively, you can also change account name in Windows 11 with the steps below:

Method 4: Change Account Name Windows 11 via Command Prompt

You can also rename a local account in Windows 11 using Command Prompt. Please be careful and make sure you type the required commands correctly while using this tool.

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