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    Yesterday I installed windows 8 and I have put wrong name on the account, how do I alter it and is personation in windows because I want to change the desktop picture.

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    Hello Ken,

    Is this for a "Local" or "Microsoft" account?
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    Sorry for the delay ot was Microsoft when I was installing win 8.
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    No problem Ken. Option One in the tutorial below can help show you how to change the name of a Microsoft account.

    User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
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    If you are logged in as the Administrator (Local Account), go to the Charms Menu and Search for Control Panel. Once you find the control panel, open it and manage the users just as you did in Windows 7.
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    I have now done the Local and Windows accounts but they are still the same.
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    Ken,

    Were you unable to change your user name using the tutorial above?

    For you desktop background, the tutorial below can help show you how.

    Desktop Background - Change in Windows 8
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    The tutorial was the answer, thanks for your help.

    Ken
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    You're most welcome Ken.
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