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How to change Computer name in Windows


Although Windows 10 is an operating system with many new features, it still has a significant shortcoming. The operating system has not yet added a feature to determine the computer’s name at the time of installation. The name of the computer is not the user account. For example, when you are connected to a network, your computer name appears to others. It makes it easy for others to recognize your computer. Windows first sets the name using a random name generating method. It’s a name like ‘DESKTOP-A081QTY’, and it’s hard to remember. In this guide, we are talking about how to change the computer name in Windows 10 operating system.

How to change the Computer name in Windows 10

Method 1: Using Windows Settings

This method is a new method that came with Windows 10 and 8 versions, and this is a more user-friendly method than the old method. Follow the steps below.

  • Press the Windows key + I to open settings and go into the System section


  • Scroll down the left pane and select the About option.
  • Click the ‘Rename this PC‘ button in the right pane.


  • Type the new name and click the Next button.


It will ask you to restart your computer to save the changes. Click the Restart Now button.

Method 2: Using System Properties

This is the old and traditional method uses in the Windows systems. Not only Windows 10 and 8, but you can also use this on Windows 7, Vista, XP versions. Follow the steps below.

  • Right-click on the My PC icon and choose the ‘Properties‘ option.


  • Now you can see system information. Click the ‘Advanced system settings‘ option in the left pane.



  • Switch to the ‘Computer Name‘ tab and click the Change button.


  • Now, type your new computer name in the ‘Computer Name‘ text field.
  • Click the OK button to save the changes.


It will ask you to restart your computer to save the changes. Click the Restart Now button.

Read Also: How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows – iHackPc.com.

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