Want to change administrator name in Windows 10? Well, Windows 10 allow you to change the name of the built-in administrator account this will only boost up the security of your system. In this section, we will discuss four methods to change the name of the inbuilt administrative account and one method to change the name of the account with administrative privileges.
- Using Computer Management
- Using Command Prompt
- Using Windows PowerShell
- Using Local Security Policy
- Using Control Panel
Steps to Change Administrator Name in Windows 10:
Method 1 of 5 Using Computer Management
Step 1: Type ‘Computer Management’ in the Windows search box and from the obtained search result click on Computer Management.
Step 2: In the Computer Management window, under System Tools, you have to click on ‘Local Users and Group’ to expand its menu.
Step 3: Now under Local Users and Groups, just double click on ‘Users’.
Step 4: At the right section of the window identify the Administrator name. You can get it easily as the description of administrator name says ‘Built-in account for administering’. Just right click on the Administrator name and from the displayed result click on ‘Rename’.
Method 2 of 5 Using Command Prompt
Step 1: Search for the command prompt in the windows search box and right-click on it to run it as administrator.
Step 2: In the command prompt you have to write the command given below.
wmic useraccount where name=’Administrator’ call rename name=’newadmin’
Here ‘wmic’ is a ‘Window Management Interface Command’. After typing the command press Enter for successful execution of the command. In the command above you have put the new name that you want to allot to the administrator in place of ‘newadmin’.
You can check whether the administrator name has been changed by going back to the Computer Management as we have done in method 1.
Method 3 of 5 Using Windows PowerShell
Step 1: Search for the Windows PowerShell in the Windows search box and right-click on it. From the displayed options click on ‘Run as administrator’.
Step 2: To check the administrator’s current name in the PowerShell window, just type the command below and press Enter.
From the obtain list the name with the description as ‘Built-in account for administrator’ is the administrator’s name.
Step 3: To rename the administrator’s name you have to type the following command and press Enter:
Rename-LocalUser -Name Administrator -NewName newadmin
In the command above, you have put the new name that you want to allot to the administrator in place of ‘newadmin’.
Method 4 of 5 Using Local Security Policy
Step 1: Search for the Local Security Policy in the Window search box and click on it.
Step 2: In ‘Security Settings’ under ‘Local Policies’, you must double click on ‘Security Options’.
Step 3: At the right side of the window you have to click on
‘Accounts: Rename administrator account’
Method 5 of 5 Using Control Panel
Apart from changing the name of the inbuilt administrator account if you want to change the name of the user with administrative privileges then you can use this method.
Step 1: Launch your Control Panel and click open User Accounts.
Step 2: Again, you have to click on User Accounts.
Step 3: In the User Account window you have to click on ‘Change your account name’.
This will let the ‘Change Your Name’ window pop up and in the New account name text box, you have to type the new name for this account. Finally, click on Change Name.
So, these are the five methods that you can use to change the administrator name and the account name with administrative privileges.