How to Change the Name Appearing on the Start-Up Screen in Windows 10

You can change the name appearing on the Windows 10 start-up screen by:

Step 1 – Open the settings app by clicking on the settings ‘cog’ from the start menu

Change Taskbar color - Settings
Click on Settings on the Start Menu

 

Step 2 – Go to accounts by clicking on the accounts link on the Settings home page

Windows 10 Account Settings - Click on 'Accounts'
Click on ‘Accounts’ in Windows 10 Settings home page

 

Step 3 – Click ‘Manage my Microsoft account’ account under your profile picture and log into your Microsoft account

Windows 10 Account Settings - Manage my Microsoft Account
Click on ‘Manage my Microsoft account’

 

Step 4 – Click more actions under profile image

Windows 10 Account Settings - Manage Microsoft Account
Click on ‘More actions’ in your account

 

Step 5 – Click ‘Edit profile’

Windows 10 Account Settings - Manage Microsoft Account - Edit Profile
Click on ‘Edit Profile’

 

Step 6 – Click ‘Edit name’ under your name

Windows 10 Account Settings - Manage Microsoft Account - Edit Name
Click on ‘Edit name’

 

Step 7 – Enter your name and the recaptcha characters and click ‘Save’

Windows 10 Account Settings - Manage Microsoft Account - Enter Details
Enter your details, the recaptcha and click ‘Save’

 

Step 8 – Restart your computer and your name should change (but you may have to logout and back in again pressing ctrl, alt and delete at the same time.