This post shows students and new users the steps to rename their Microsoft account from the Microsoft account portal. Microsoft allows users to manage and control their accounts from a single online dashboard.

From there, you can also change your display name. Earlier, we showed you how to create a Microsoft account, and then we showed you how to reset your Microsoft account password when you don’t remember it.

This post shows you how to change your Microsoft account name to whatever you want. Changing the name of your Microsoft account is quite easy and can also be done from the online account portal.

Below is how to do that

How to change the name of your Microsoft account

As mentioned above, one can change the name of their Microsoft account at any time. If you don’t know the name that is displayed on your computer’s login screen, to one that is displayed on OneDrive or Xbox, you can change it.

First, open your web browser and navigate to your Microsoft account profile. Then log into your Microsoft account with your password.

About him “Your information”, You will see your account avatar or photo. Right below your photo or avatar, under Full Name, you will see the name of your current Microsoft account.

To change your current name, click on the «Edit name”Link highlighted in the image below.

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At “Edit name”Pop-up window, enter your first and last name, then confirm the Captcha in the text box and click“Save money. «

edit name in microsoft account

Once you save your changes, your new name should be used everywhere. You may need to restart your computer with the new name to apply. In the Office 365 or Microsoft Office application, click File> Accountand select «Disconnect. «

When you log in again, your new name should be visible.

You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to change the name of your Microsoft account. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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