After users upgraded to Windows 10, some of them have noticed that the username being displayed, when they are signed in using a Microsoft Account is not what they wanted it to be. In some cases, the last name had got truncated whereas in other cases the email Id was being displayed. Today, we will see how you can change the displayed profile username of your Account in Windows 10.
Change Account username in Windows 10
Here, you will see a Manage my Microsoft account link in blue. Click on it to visit your Microsoft account home page at account.microsoft.com. You maybe asked to log in again.
Here on the left side, under Hello, you will see an Edit name link against your name.
Click on it, and in the page which opens, write the name you want displayed and click on Save. This is the same name which will be used when you send emails using this email ID.
When you restart your computer, you will see that the account username being displayed has been changed.
You will see the name changed while signing in at the log in screen, on your Start Menu, in the Settings app, Control Panel and all other places.
This is a safe method and will have no effect on your user files & folders.
Also read: How to change User Account Name in Windows using netplwiz or Registry.