This is a weird one.

After logging into my Microsoft account (not using local account), in approximately ~30m my name changes from my actual name to my @outlook.com email address. It's shown in the login screen and int the settings app, under "Your info". Its visible even in Control Panel / Users.

I can get my name back if I logout from Microsoft Account using "Sign in with a local account instead" option, logging out and signing in again, but the whole process repeats every time.

  • It should look like this Should look like this
  • But it looks like this But looks like this

This is super annoying. It also affects HomeGroup.

I've tried to update my actual name to something else from Microsoft Account page, hoped that it would trigger a name update, but had no luck.

I want my real name to stay and Microsoft account to be connected.

Thanks in advance.

  • So what's your question? You should disconnect the MS account, this allows you to create a new local profile with the directory name you want, then link that profile to the MS account. When asked to create a local account be sure you don't use what is suggested otherwise you will continue to have this problem – Ramhound May 3 '17 at 22:46
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    His question is how to get Windows to not “forget” that his account also has a real name set. – Daniel B May 3 '17 at 22:47
  • Yes! Thats the question. I want my real name to stick. – Reyo May 3 '17 at 23:25

Fixed it by searching through the registry for my email and changed all places that had FirstName, LastName, FullName, Initials values empty and filled them with data. Worked.

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