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How do I change my brand new computer's "name"?

I just got my new Pavilion  but incorrectly typed in the name I wanted..How do I change/correct it?


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Re: How do I change my brand new computer's "name"?



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Re: How do I change my brand new computer's "name"?

This is a sure way....

Step 1. Go to and make sure your Profile name is the name you'd like for your PC account name to reflect. If it's not, change and save your Profile Name at to the name you want to have displayed on your PC. Keep yourself connected to the internet through the rest of this process by minimizing the internet screen while you complete the rest of these steps.

Step 2. On your PC, select "Start"

Step 3. Go to " PC Settings". .then select "Accounts"

Step 4. Then below your current account name select "Disconnect" .

Step 5.  In the "Switch to a local account" screen, type your "Current password".

Step 6. Then in the"Switch to a local account " screen, create a temporary account by filling in the info...then click "Next". This will take you to the last "Switch to a local account " screen.

Step 7. Click. "Sign out and finish"...

Step 8. This briefly restarts your computer. Now enter the temporary password you recently created a few steps back. 

Step 9. Now, as if your starting all over click "Start"

Step 10. Go to " pc settings". .then select "Accounts"

Step 11. Then below your current account name select "Connect to a Microsoft account" .

Step 12. In the "Switch to a Microsoft account on this PC" screen, type your "Current password". This will take you to the" Sign in to your Microsoft account " screen.

Step 13. Enter your Microsoft email and Microsoft email password and click" Next". This will prompt a "Help us protect your info" window, requesting confirmation of who you are. Enter the requested info for Microsoft to send you a confirmation "code". Mine is by text. Then click "Next".

Step 14. Retrieve your code by text or email and enter it in the window provided for it. Then click" Next".

Step 15. In this next screen, make your selection as to whether you want to be connected to the Microsoft cloud and click "Next". This prompts you to your last screen enntitled "Switch to a Microsoft account on this PC" and you'll see you're new name.

Step 16. Click"Switch " and your done. Enjoy your new name.

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