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Name on Start Screen-How Do I Change It?!

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    Name on Start Screen-How Do I Change It?!


    Hi!


    I was apprehensive but I'm loving Windows 8, however, what is driving me mad is the account name that features in the top right of my Start Screen. It is my previous name and although it seems menial it is driving me crazy that it is wrong! I have change in PC settings and also via Windows Live (which the log in is connected to) but the change won't reflect on the Start Screen.


    Has anyone any ideas?!!


    Thanks

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jenois, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to change the name of your user account.

    User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thanks Shawn. I tried Option 1 (as it's Administrator account I am using) and it changes in my PC Settings and Live settings, but just not on the Start Screen!

    Any ideas!?
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    If you have a Microsoft account, then be sure that you also do steps 7 and 8 in OPTION ONE.
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    Perfect!

    Thanks for your help. Was worried doing steps 7 and 8 would wipe any links between laptop and Windows account but has worked a treat
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    You're most welcome.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    hey this helped me as well i recently changed my account name and for whatever reason Microsoft win 8 was not syncing it. i followed these instructions doing step 7 and 8 and wow it worked thanks Brink and thanks to the original owner of this thread as well.
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