A Tutorial For Beginners: How to rename your Windows 8 user profile

Written by: Uttam Shrestha - Published: Sunday, April 29th, 2012 - Comments

If you want to rename your account profile, read this guide

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Preview user profile



1. Step Open the Charms bar by moving your mouse pointer over the right corner of your screen. Alternatively you may press Windows key + C on the Start screen to open the Charms bar. Then select Search.

Open charms rename

2. Step Next, type ‘Control Panel’ into the search box and click the search button. Then click on the Control Panel icon on the left side of the pane.

Control panel rename

3. Step Next, Click On ‘Add or remove user accounts’ under ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’.

Add remove user accounts profile

4. Step Next, click on the user profile which you prefer to rename.

Select user profile

5. Step Next, click on ‘Change the account name’.

Change the account name

6. Step Type in the new name and click on ‘Change Name’.

Type new name user profile

7. Step Finally, your profile will be renamed

User profile renamed

This is very easy to do and should not result in any errors, but if you experience any problems or difficulties let us know


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Written by: Uttam Shrestha
Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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