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How to change the administrator name in Windows?

Windows is the #1 operating system used in almost every personal and enterprise machine. You might be aware that in windows primary account name is Administrator; sometimes, you want to change that to something familiar and easy to type. In this article, we will be going through how to change the administrator name in Windows.


To perform re-naming administrator, you must have administrator privileges.

1. Login to Windows Search and open Computer Management.

navigate to computer management using search windows

2. Navigate to Computer Management → System Tools → Local Users and Groups → Users.

computer management local users group users

3. Here, you have a list of all the users who are available on your Windows system/server. To rename the administrator → Right-click on the Administrator user → and Click on Rename.

right-click on administrator user click on rename

4. Enter the new name and you’re good to go!

How to change the administrator name in Windows
Updated on May 24, 2022

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