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How to change Windows 10 administrator account

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How to change Windows 10 administrator account: You got a new computer with Windows 10, already fully configured for use: after becoming familiar with the operating system, however, you would like to use a personalized administrator account, therefore abandoning what has been set on the computer.

How do you say? Did I hit your problem perfectly? Then this is the right place to start. In fact, below I will explain to you by thread and by sign how to change Windows 10 administrator account, proceeding to create a new profile and to delete the existing one. In addition, I will take care to illustrate the steps necessary to modify an existing account, changing its name and password.

So, without hesitating a second more, cut out a few minutes of free time for yourself and read carefully everything I have to say on the subject: I am sure that, at the end of this reading, you will have acquired the necessary skills to be able to get the desired result. Having said that, there is nothing else to do but wish you a good read and enjoy!

How to change Windows 10 administrator

Are you having problems managing your current administrator account on Windows 10, so would you like to create another one and get rid of the “original” one? You can do this within a couple of minutes, directly from the Windows panel. In order for the procedure to succeed, you must log in to Windows with a profile with elevated privileges, which must still remain active on the computer (it is not possible to use Windows without at least one configured administrator).

Create Windows 10 administrator account

Create Windows 10 administrator account

To start, right click on the button Start Windows (the icon in the form of pennant located at the bottom left), choose the item Settings from the menu that is proposed to you, then go to the sections Account is Family and other users (on the left).

Now, click on the button Add another user to this PC and, if you intend to use a Microsoft account, follow the simple wizard to log in to it and set up the account on your computer.

If, on the other hand, you want to create a “local” profile, therefore disconnected from any online account, click on the link I don’t have this person’s login information is Add a user without a Microsoft account. Then, fill in the proposed form with the information you are asked for (username is password), specify the Questions and answers security to use in case of password loss and click on the button Forward.

After passing the account creation step, click on thenew profile icon, then on the button Change account type, then set the drop-down menu Account type up Administrator And that’s it!

To access the newly created account, right-click on the button Start, go to the menu Close or disconnect> Exit and, once you have returned to the login screen, click on the name of the account you have just created (which you can find at the bottom left) and enter the access password to be able to use it: the first time you log in, you will be asked to perform the initial configuration of the profile (activation or not of Cortana, of the vocal / spelling recognition and so on).

Delete Windows 10 administrator account

Delete Windows 10 administrator account

Now that you’ve managed to create the new administrator account, would you finally want to get rid of the old one? No problem: even in this case, it is a very simple procedure, executable from within Windows.

To begin with, log in using the administrator account you want to keep, then right click on the menu Start, then on the voice Settings located in the menu that appears and went to the sections Account is Family and other users. Finally, find the account you want to get rid of, click on his first name, press the button Remove and specify if whether or not to keep accounts and data using the buttons displayed on the screen.

Keep in mind that if you have deleted an account linked to Microsoft, the cancellation will be limited to the only user configured on the computer (in fact, the Microsoft account in question will continue to exist and can be used). If you want to eliminate that too, you can rely on the steps that I have indicated in my guide on how to delete Microsoft account.

How to change Windows 10 administrator account

You have not found the information I have provided so far very useful, since it is not your intention change Windows 10 administrator account, replacing it with a new one, but change some aspects of what you already have? Then read carefully the following paragraphs, in which I am going to explain how to change the name of the administrator account (both Microsoft and local) and the password.

Change Windows 10 administrator name

Change Windows 10 administrator name

If you log into Windows with a Microsoft account, the name displayed on the computer is the same as that displayed on your online account. Consequently, to change it, you have to act in the Microsoft profile settings: therefore, connected to this web page, log in with your Microsoft account credentials and click on the item Change the name located just below your name.

Finally, enter the new name in the text fields displayed in the next window, exceed the captcha control by entering the required characters in the appropriate form and click on the button Save, to make the change effective. The new name will be displayed on the computer starting from the next access (as long as the PC is connected to the Internet).

Change the local Windows 10 administrator account name

Change the local Windows 10 administrator account name

If you have not associated your account with Microsoft, you can proceed to change your username using the control panel “classic”. To do this, click on the button Start, open the folder Windows system and click on the icon Control panel that you find in it.

In the new window that opens, click twice on the item User account (if you don’t see it, click on the drop-down menu View by, located at the top right, and set it to the item Category), choose the option Change account name located on the next screen, type in the first name you want to assign to the account in the appropriate text field and press the button Change name. The change will be applied starting from the next login.

Change Windows 10 administrator password

If it is your intention to change the password of your Windows 10 administrative account, because you fear that someone has managed to trace the one you are currently using, you can easily do it from the Windows settings panel.

So, first of all, log in to the system using the account of your interest, right click on the button Start Windows, select the item Settings from the menu that appears and went to the section Account.

Then click on the entry Access options, then on the voice Password and then on the button Edit that appears in the namesake box to start the password change procedure. After passing this step, follow the procedure best suited to the type of account you intend to act on.

  • Microsoft account: click on the button Forward attached to the window that appears on the screen, type the current password and the New password in the appropriate fields, therefore, click the button Forward to complete the procedure. If you no longer remember your current password, click on the entry instead I forgot my current password and follow the procedure that is proposed to you to restore it easily. Alternatively, you can refer to the instructions I provided you in my guide to recovery of a Microsoft account.
  • Local account: enter the password currently in use, click on the button Forward, enter the new password in the first two fields of the next window, type a suggestion to help you remember it, then click on the buttons Forward is end to finalize it all. If necessary, you can also change the security questions by clicking on the item again Password and then on the link Update your security questions.

If you have a local account and you no longer remember the Windows login password, you can temporarily bypass it using software like KON-BOOT, which I told you about in this guide.