Remove/change usernames.

Tristan Weijermars 1 Reputation point
2022-05-05T07:41:47.503+00:00

On my laptop (Windows 11 Home) there are three usernames active. I have the passwords of all three of them. Say that there names are X, Y and Z. I want to remove X, rename Y to Z and remove the original Z. How do I do this? Thank you.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,511 Reputation points
    2022-05-05T18:47:53.763+00:00

    Hi @Tristan Weijermars

    So basically you need to rename and remove accounts which is possible but you should make sure you are logged in as admin and you are not editing the same account to which you are logged in.

    In the Control Panel, click on “User Accounts”. Then click on “Change account type”. Depending on your system’s security settings administrator rights may be required for this step.

    In the next window, left-click the local user account you wish to change. Windows 11 will open a menu to customize the account. Select the “Change the account name” option.

    Once you have renamed the account then you can follow the same step to remove the account from the PC.

    Create a local user or administrator account in Windows https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-a-local-user-or-administrator-account-in-windows-20de74e0-ac7f-3502-a866-32915af2a34d

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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  2. Kapil Arya 7,936 Reputation points MVP
    2022-05-07T03:21:46.773+00:00

    With your admin powers, you can easily remove X and Z by deleting the account. Before that, renaming Y to Z can be done using this guide (works with Windows 11):

    https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-change-user-account-name-in-windows-10

    Hope this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.

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