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Microsoft Account Display Name - Change

How to Change your Microsoft Account Display Name
Published by Brink
23 Apr 2013
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How to Change your Microsoft Account Display Name

information   Information
Microsoft account is the new name for what used to be called a "Windows Live ID." Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to Windows 8 or services like Hotmail, Messenger/Skype, SkyDrive, Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE, Zune, Office Live, and If you use an email address and password to sign in to these or other services, you already have a Microsoft accountóbut you can also sign up for a new one at any time.

This tutorial will show you how to edit the display name of your Microsoft account used to identify yourself across a broad range of Microsoft products and services.

Note   Note
For Windows 8, see OPTION ONE in the tutorial link below instead.

How to Change an User Account Name in Windows 8

Here's How:

1. Go to the Microsoft account summary webpage, and sign in to your Microsoft account if not already.
NOTE: You will need to have cookies enabled.

2. If this PC or device is not a trusted device, then you will be prompted to enter and submit a security code sent to your phone or alternate email address. (see screenshots below)
Microsoft Account Display Name - Change-code-1.jpg

Microsoft Account Display Name - Change-email-code.jpg
3. In Internet Explorer, or default web browser, click/tap on the Edit display name link under Account summary. (see screenshot below)
Microsoft Account Display Name - Change-rename_microsoft_account-2.jpg
4. Type in a first name and last name that you want to display as your Microsoft account name, and click/tap on the Save button. (see screenshot below)
Microsoft Account Display Name - Change-rename_microsoft_account-3.jpg
5. Your new display name has been saved and changed. It may a bit for the change to fully synchronize. (see screenshot below)
Microsoft Account Display Name - Change-rename_microsoft_account-4.jpg
That's it,


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