Windows 11 makes it simple to modify and customize your account’s username. Naturally, keep in mind that when someone logs into your computer or uses any Microsoft services, they will see your username, particularly if it is the name associated with your Microsoft account name. You can quickly and easily change your username, but the procedures vary depending on whether you’ve created a local account or are logged into Windows using your Microsoft account. Here’s how to modify your Windows 11 user name.

Quick method

Log into your Microsoft Account to get started. Most likely, Edge users will be logged in automatically. You’ll need to manually log in if Microsoft Edge isn’t your preferred browser. To reach the page, go to Settings > Accounts > Your Info and select “Manage My Account.”


  • Click on your name at the top of the screen after logging in.
  • Then click “Edit name” in the first section’s bottom-right corner.
  • Click “Save” after entering your chosen user name and the captcha.

On Windows 11, how to alter your Microsoft account name

  • Open Settings by clicking the Search button, then select the Email and Accounts option under the Accounts tab in the left-hand menu.
  • In the Accounts used by other apps section, click on the name or email address of your Microsoft account, then select Manage next to Account settings. Your destination will be the Microsoft Account website.
  • Click Edit name in the profile area by selecting the Your info tab at the top of the page.
  • To change your Microsoft account name, enter your new first and last names, complete the captcha, and then click Save.

How to Use Control Panel to Change a Local Account Name

When using a local account to log in, there are several procedures for changing your user name. Since the option isn’t there in the Settings App, you’ll have to use Control Panel.

  • Click Start first. Then, type “Control Panel” into the search bar.
  • Although they are similar, the user interfaces in Windows 10 and Windows 11 are not the same. The distinctions between Control Panel and the following menus are merely visual. Don’t worry if something appears a little strange.
  • In the Control Panel, select “User Accounts.”

What distinguishes a primary alias from a username for a Microsoft account?

The only names that other people will see are your display name and your local usernames. The main alias is the account choice—an email address or a phone number—used to log in to Microsoft products like a PC or an Xbox. While you are free to alter usernames as frequently as you like, you are limited to twice a week for the principal alias.

On Windows 11, is it possible to alter the account name to anything?

Yes, you are free to alter both your Microsoft account name and local usernames. When you modify the name associated with your Microsoft account, there is a 64-character limit for first and last names and a 20-character limit for local usernames.

 All there is to it is that. Depending on how you wish to update a Microsoft account name, you can use a variety of methods. But regardless of the steps you take, you’ll get the same results. There are usually multiple ways to complete a single task, as there are with every version of Windows.