How to Rename Administrator Account in Windows

Before we learn how to rename the Administrator account in Windows, let’s see what is this admin account and why we need to change the name. There is a built-in default Windows user account with the name Administrator. When we install a Windows operating system, it comes with this hidden Administrator account and due to some reason if you want to use this account then you must enable the administrator account. It has all the admin rights to delete modified system files, setting and modify other users’ settings or we can simply say that’s for administrating the computer/domain.

Have you ever tried to rename it? It’s good for security purposes, hackers always attack administrator account to get access to Windows system files. So that’s why this is a great idea to change its name. Let’s say change the Administrator account name to TrickyWays, you can use another name for this. Follow the steps below to change the Administrator account name, please read all the steps to successfully rename it.

Rename Administrator Account Windows

  1. Open control panel > Administrative Tools, here open Computer Management by double-clicking on it. You can name it anything you want.
    windows computer management
  2. Expand “Local Users and Groups” and click on Users. Here right-click on the Administrator account and select Rename option from the popup menu. Type the name that you want, for example, TrickyWays.
    rename administrator account windows
    Note: Here on the computer management window you can see which user is built-in and its rights. See the Description column for more details of the user.

So, if you do need to use the Windows Administrator account for performing some kind of special task then enable and rename it, otherwise keep it hidden and disabled.


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