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3 Methods to Rename Guest Account in Windows 8/8.1

After enabling the Guest account in your computer, you can rename it by use of the following three ways.

Video guide on how to rename Guest account in Windows 8:

3 methods to rename Guest account in Windows 8/8.1:

Method 1: Rename Guest account in Control Panel.

Step 1: Log in your PC via the Guest account.

Step 2: Open the Control Panel.

Step 3: Enter User Accounts and Family Safety.

Step 4: Click User Accounts.

Step 5: Tap Change your account name to continue.

Step 6: If you haven't created a password for Administrator account, directly choose Yes in User Account Control dialog to move on. If the Administrator account is password-protected, type the password and tap Yes.

Step 7: In the Change Your Name window, enter a new name and tap Change Name button when done.

Method 2: Change Guest account name in Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 1: Get into Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Find and open the policy called "Accounts: Rename guest account".

FYR, it is located in Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options.

Step 3: In the following window, input new name and tap OK.

Method 3: Rename Guest account in Computer Management.

Step 1: Access Computer Management.

Step 2: In Local Users and Groups/Users, right-click Guest and choose Rename to rename it.

Tip: You can also rename the account in its properties window, following the two procedures below.

1. Right-tap Guest account and select Properties.

2. As the Guest Properties dialog box turns up, type new name in the box beside Full name, and click OK.

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