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Wrong name showing in start menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    8/XP

    Wrong name showing in start menu


    The name showing up in the start menu is wrong. I changed the name in my hotmail/outlook/msn account quite awhile back, before I even got this computer. But the name showing up on the computer is the old one. How can I make it correct and show the changed name?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello pancake,

    That would be correct then. The original user name will always be used in places like this.

    The only true way to fully change your user name is to create a new account on the PC with the name you wanted instead.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    8/XP


    The name in the email was changed long before I ever got windows 8, so when I logged into win 8 the new name was registered, so it somehow uses the old one? ._.;
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, double check to see what it set for the display name of your Microsoft account.
    In addition, check to see if the correct email address is set as our primary alias for your Microsoft account.
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Wrong name showing in start menu
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