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The user account name on a Windows device shows the name of the signed-in Microsoft account or work/school account. 

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To change which user is signed in, select the Start  button on the taskbar. Then select the account name icon or picture to see a list of users you can switch to. Select another user to switch. 

To edit the account name shown, select the account type: 

To update your name,  you'll need to sign in to your Microsoft account.

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  • Name changes may take up to 24 hours to update everywhere.

  • The display name doesn't change your gamertag. If you want a new gamertag, see  How to change your Xbox gamertag.

To update your name, you'll need to sign in to your work or school account.

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  • Some organizations do not allow users to change their names. Please contact your IT admin for support.

  • Name changes may take up to 24 hours to update everywhere.

To update your name, you'll need to open Control Panel.

  1. Select Start , type Control Panel then select   Open.

  2. Select User Accounts

  3. Select Change your account name

See also

Add or remove accounts on your PC

Create a local user or administrator account in Windows

Switch your Windows 10 device to a local account

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