Rename Administrator Account in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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  1. 1
    The first thing that we need to do is to press the Windows key and then press "R" on the keyboard.
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  2. 2
    When the "Run" window opens, we need to type "secpol.msc". This is the Local Security Policy management.
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  3. 3
    We press "Enter".
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  4. 4
    When the "Local Security Policy" window opens, we need to double-click "Local Policies".
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  5. 5
    Then, we double-click "Security Options".
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  6. 6
    At the right side of the screen, we need to locate "Accounts. Rename administrator account".
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  7. 7
    We double-click "Accounts. Rename administrator account".
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  8. 8
    Now, we can rename the administrator account. For example, let's name it "VisiHow".
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  9. 9
    We click "OK". Now, the administrator name has changed. It's no longer "Administrator". It is "VisiHow".
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  10. 10
    We can now close the "Local Security Policy" window.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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