4 Methods to Change your Username in Windows 11

Wish to Change your Name in Windows 11 PC? Here are the 4 Best Methods to Change your Username on Windows 11 PC.

There could be quite a few reasons why you would want to change your username in Windows 11. For example, some users prefer to have numerous accounts on their PC. Creating an additional account might come in handy if you are on a shared PC or if you prefer to test any new feature via your secondary account.

In this regard, you could make your accounts distinguishable by assigning them a unique name. However, if the name assigned to the account isn’t matching your requirement, then you may change easily it via the below-given instructions. Along the same lines, some users prefer to assign a nickname to their account rather than their actual identity.

This could be done by changing their current account name account and assigning them the desired new name. This again could be done via the instructions provided in this guide. So keeping all these points in mind, let’s make you aware of the different methods to change your username in Windows 11.

4 Methods to Change your Username in Windows 11

Given here are four different approaches through which you could carry out the aforementioned task. These include using the Control Panel, the User Account dialog box, the Command Prompt, and the PowerShell window. You may try out the one that you find most comfortable to deal with.

Using Control Panel

  1. Head over to the Start menu, search Control Panel, and open it.
  2. Then go to the User Accounts section and click on Manage another account.
    manage another account windows 11
  3. Now select the account whose name you wish to change and click on Change the account name.
    change account name in windows 11 using control panel
  4. Finally, type in the new name and click Change Name.
    input new account name

That’s it. These were the steps to change your username in Windows 11 via Control Panel.

Via User Account 

  1. Bring up the Run dialog box via Windows+R shortcut keys.
    a Run window will appear
  2. Then type in netplwiz in this Run dialog box and hit Enter.
  3. It shall open the User Account window. Select your profile from there and click on the Properties button.
    user accounts properties windows 11
  4. Now go to the User name field, type in the new name, and hit OK. The change in name would be reflected right away.
    change username in windows 11 using user account

So this is how you could change your username in Windows 11 via User Account

Using Command Prompt

  1. Head over to the Start Menu, search CMD, and launch Command Prompt as an administrator.
  2. Now type in the below command to get a list of all the accounts on your PC:
    wmic useraccount get fullname, name

    get user account list in windows 11 via command prompt

  3. Finally, execute the following command in the CMD window. Make sure to replace the Current Username and New Username fields accordingly and keep both these names under double inverted commas:
    wmic useraccount where name="Current Username" rename "New Username"
  4. Once the commands have been executed, you shall get the Method execution successful message.change your username in windows 11 using command prompt
  5. If you wish to verify if the process has been successfully completed, bring up the list of all the accounts via the below command. This time you shall get the newly renamed user account (see above screenshot)
    wmic useraccount get fullname, name

These were the steps to change your username in Windows 11 via the Command Prompt.

Via PowerShell

  1. Head over to the Start menu, search PowerShell and launch it as an administrator.
  2. Then copy-paste the below command to get a list of all local user accounts:
    Get-LocalUser

    get user account list in windows 11 via powershell

  3. Now type in the below command to change the name. As before, make sure to change the Current Username and New Username tags accordingly
    Rename-LocalUser -Name "Current Username" -NewName "New Username"
  4. Finally, restart your PC and this will then change your username in Windows 11 via the PowerShell command that we had just input.
    change username in windows 11 using powershell
  5. To verify the same, use the below command to bring up the list of all the accounts. You shall now see the newly named account (see above screenshot).
    Get-LocalUser

Conclusion

So with this, we round off the guide on how you could change your username in Windows 11. We have shared four different methods for the same. Do let us know in the comments section which one you ultimately settled for.

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