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How to change my C:\Users\... name?

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    windows 8

    How to change my C:\Users\... name?

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    Hey guys, I set up my computer using my live account and it had my old name "BinLuen" when I made this live account a while ago. I want to change it (already changed it in my live account), but obviously I don't think it would reflect the change after win 8 has already been set up. Is there any way I could change it?


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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello jh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The best way to do this would be to switch your current account to a local account, add a new local user account with the name you want, change the new account type to be an administrator, sign out of the old account, sign in to the new account, switch the new account to be a Microsoft account, copy any shortcuts or files (music, documents, etc...) from the old account into your new account, then delete the old account when ready.

    Hope this helps,
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