Microsoft’s Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 comes with a built-in account Administrator, but by default, it remains disabled due to security reasons. You can enable it through Command Prompt, Local Security Policy, or Local Users and Groups. Built-in Administrator account of Windows operating system can also be enabled by third party tool Winaero Tweaker.

Hackers and malware often target built-in Administrator or Superuser account with malicious intent. Renaming the Administrator account may be a good idea.

WinX Menu

1. Right click on start button of Windows and choose Computer Management console.

Windows X-Menu

Note : You can also access “Computer Management” by right clicking on Computer / This PC.

2. It will open Computer Management window.

Computer Management3. Expand Local Users and Groups – Users.

Computer Management - Users

4. Now in the middle pane, select and right-click on the administrator account and choose rename. You can rename any account this way.

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1. To rename the administrator account in Windows 10, type the following command in Run box and click OK :

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2. The above mention command will open “User Accounts” window.

User Accounts3. Select the account to whom you want to rename and click on Properties button.

Administrator Properties4. Write the desired name, in place of Administrator account and click Apply & OK.

Group Policy Editor

1. If your Windows OS supports Group Policy Editor, then in Run box type the following and click OK :


Local Group Policy Editor

2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies, and select Security Options

3. Find out “Accounts: Rename administrator account” and double-click on it to open its property.

Accounts Rename AdministratorWrite the desired name and Click Apply & OK.

Command Prompt

Administrator Command Prompt

You can also rename the administrator account with elevated command prompt windows by typing the following :

wmic useraccount where name=’Administrator’ call rename name=’AdminName’

Replace AdminName with the name which you want to use.

Note : You can open Command Prompt with Admin privilege through WinX menu.

RenameUser free tool

RenameUser is a free small utility that also helps you to rename the administrator account.

Also Refer: How to Enable the Hidden Windows 10 Administrator Account?