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Is it possible to change screen name

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Is it possible to change screen name


    After I boot up my name appears in the top right corner. is it possible to change the name to someone else? I looked in settings and can't find where it can be done. Anyone know? thanks

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  2. #2


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    If it's via a logged in Microsoft account, log into MS via your browser (hotmail or Xbox or another MS service) and go to your settings, and change the name

    EDIT: Shawn's got you covered
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Yestle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, the tutorial below can help show you how to change your user account's name. You would just need to use the option for what type (local or Microsoft) the account it is.

    User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    It's the name I punched in when I first installed the OS from my disc. don't have a Microsoft account. Thanks for the help I will try the tutorials.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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