How to Change Your Account Name on the Windows 8.x Start Screen

Windows has always displayed your username somewhere prominent — usually in the Start menu — and Windows 8 is no different. Call up the Start screen and you’ll see your name to the upper right of the screen. If you want to change the way your name appears here, it is not immediately obvious how to do so. Here’s how to go about it.

The difference with Windows 8 compared to previous versions of Windows is that most people are going to be using a Microsoft account to sign into Windows rather than just a local one. The username you see on the Start screen is in fact the one you have associated with this online account.

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