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    Information pleases. How can I change the name of a computer, thanks, Phil.

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    • Go into Control Panel -> System
    • About half-way down you should see something like "Computer name, somain and workgroup settings"
    • To the right there is a button called "Change settings"
    • At the bottom of the resultant window is a Change button, to modify the computername
    • Click on this, and change the computername
    • OK out, then you will have to restart to have the computername change actioned

    There may be minor differences in wording, since I am working on a Windows 10 PC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYPHIL View Post
    ...How can I change the name of a computer...
    In Win7 click the Start button then right-click "Computer". In the resulting context menu click (left) on "Properties" to open the "System" dialog.

    On the right-hand side in the "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" section click on "Change settings" then choose what you want to use. As BATcher says in his #2 post after you have changed settings in this section and click "Apply" you will be prompted to restart Windows.
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    Thanks to you both very much problem solved, Phil.

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