Delete a user account

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  1. MikeSD

    MikeSD New Member

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    I was testing some features and I created another User Account. I was just testing and don't need the account but can't see the way to delete a user account. How?

    Also, is there a way to change the Admin account name? I typed mike and I really would like it to say Mike. Kind of anal but is there a way to rename the first account (Admin account)?
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    Hi Mike,

    to rename an account:

    go to desktop. (If you happen to have a mouse attached to your surface use it - it will be easier to hit the menu items.)

    Open explorer
    click on computer - left panel
    Click on manage - top panel

    new window will pop up
    click on "local user and groups" - left panel (the "wording" could be a bit different here, because I am on a German language Surface.)
    double click on user - middle panel
    right click on mike and click rename
    enter Mike
    you are done


    to delete an account
    use the same way but instead of rename click on delete


    Hope this helps.

    Knut
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  3. MikeSD

    MikeSD New Member

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    Yes, that works but there is something else that needs to be tweaked. I reset my computer to default settings and it's now displaying my email instead of my name. How do I make it display the name instead of email?
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    Did you try to rename it as described?

    Otherwise I don't know what else to do. Sorry.

    Knut
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    Yes, I renamed it, from mike to Mike, but what is displayed on the Start screen is my email address. It used to say, mike. After my reset, it says my email address. I would think there should be a way to change what is displayed but I can't find it.
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    Mike,

    try to add a new Mike account, make it a member of the admins and log on with Mike.
    Then delete the account with the e-mail.

    Or could you post a screenshot of what you see when you see all accounts?

    Knut

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