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Change account name in win 8

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    Change account name in win 8

    Bought a new laptop for my daughter with win 8 and got it set up. Being the newbie I am, every time my daughter starts her laptop my name appears on the user account. She wants thi changed. Anybody have advise how I change the name of the user account. This is the only account on the laptop and it has administrator status (I did however get name of comuter right) ? Thank you for any advice.

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    Windows 8 Pro x64
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Try that link plus, she cam make her own Skydrive account, then use that - It will change the name to her name in Skydrive. Look in that link for "Using Local and Skydrive accounts"
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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jivar, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In Windows 8, you are able to sign in with either a local account or a Microsoft account. You cannot use a SkyDrive account to sign in to Windows 8 with as XweAponX posted above. A SkyDrive account uses and is signed in to with your Microsoft account instead.

    Either way, the tutorial below can help show you how to change the display name of your user account in Windows 8 to what you like.

    User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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Change account name in win 8
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