Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Change name with connected account to Microsoft.com

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Change name with connected account to Microsoft.com


    When I installed Windows 8 I didn't use a Microsoft account, but to use Skydrive, I had to connect, and when I did this, it changed my username, is it possible to change my username instead of using my Microsoft.com account's name?

    Thanks in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello jjnilton,

    If you like, you could use the method on the tutorial below to change the display name of your Microsoft account to be whatever you like, but it will always display the email address under the display name on the sign in screen.

    Microsoft Account Display Name - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks, but the nickname I want to put are only two characters, I don't think Microsoft would allow that in MS.com account.

    But it's ok, thanks again!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could give it a try by entering one character for "First name", and the other character for "Last name" to see if it may.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for the suggestions
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Change name with connected account to Microsoft.com
Related Threads
How to Change Email Address of Your Microsoft Account in Windows 8 and 8.1 Microsoft account lets you use a single account for many email addresses. Each of these email addresses is called an alias. An alias is an additional email address that uses the same inbox, contact list, and account...
How to Change Sharing Settings for Web Service Accounts in your Microsoft Account If you’ve connected your Microsoft account to another web service account like Facebook, flickr, Google, LinkedIn, Sina Weibo, or Twitter, you can choose what information you want to be shared between the two...
Solved Change Name on Microsoft Account & PC Username in User Accounts and Family Safety
When setting up Windows 8 64-bit Pro on the page titled "Sign in to your PC" I choose the sign into my Microsoft account as opposed to "Sign in without Microsoft Account". Big mistake. It created a username called dwmad_000 which is part of my email address used for that Microsoft account. To...
I always liked using a non admin account to (help a little bit) protect against spyware and Trojans and all of that. Now that I have W8 and linked to my Microsoft account I was going to do the same thing but it is not letting me. W8 was installed and when I logged in for the first time using my MS...
How to Change or Reset Password of Your Microsoft Account in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to change or reset the password of your Microsoft account in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft accounts must have a password. Passwords are case sensitive and must have at least...
Hi, So where's what happened: Installed Minesweeper, when you start it it asks to be associated to a account, typed my email and password, everything great. How can I reassociate it with another account. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but I guess theres a config file somewhere which...
pls i cant change from microsoft account to my user account on the windows 8 preview platform can somebody help with this solution. Thanks
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook