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Change user name on Account?


kfarris

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Louisiana

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#1
I prefer to use an account linked to my Microsoft Account for various reasons, but I hate that it displays my full name on the login screen, on the Start Menu, ect.

Is there any way to edit the user text so it shows something different?
 

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Tepid

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#2
Try this,,, goto Charms bar settings
Change PC Settings at the bottom
click on More Settings on line and you can change the name there.
This will affect your email account as well
 

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aj22185

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#3
I think kfarris is referring to changing only the user displayed their start screen and other windows areas, not the e-mail address itself. I too would like to change this. I don't like the thought of someone being able to open my laptop to find my e-mail address being displayed for them. I see this as a personal security risk because malware can easily be transferred via e-mail.
 

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mvp
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#4

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jimh1943

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#5
Had same issue with new computer bought Friday - but just let Windows update and after the auto restart my name on the Start screen is now my "real" name that I have with my Microsoft account -- not my email address!!! Yipppeeee!!! Apparently you can now set your screen name online via your account profile with Microsoft.
 

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#6
Yep, that's how you do it in OPTION ONE in the tutorial above. ;)
 

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#8
Not sure why it didn't before, but I'm glad it did for you now. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone