Bored With Your Computer Name? Here’s How to Change it in Windows

If you have a home or business network, then surely you understand the importance of a computer name. Basically, it is an easy way to tell computers apart so that you know who is using the computer or where it’s located in your home or company.

Sometimes, you may get bored with your computer name or just need a change. Guiding Tech shows us how to change the name of a Windows computer using either System Properties (right-click Computer) or the Command Prompt.

Under the Computer Name tab, select Change on the bottom to rename the computer.

For the System Properties method, simply head to “Control Panel -> System and Security -> System” and you will be able to see and change the computer name.

For the command prompt method, type the following command:

WMIC computersystem where caption=CURRENT_PC_NAME rename NEW_PC_NAME

Replace “CURRENT_PC_NAME” and “NEW_PC_NAME” with the appropriate entry. A reboot is required in order for the changes to take effect.

Additionally, you can also see how to change the computer name for a remote computer. This is a great tip for Administrators who want to change the name of other computers on their network, without having to directly access the computer. To do this, you’ll need to use the Command Prompt.

How to Change the Computer Name for a Local or Remote PC | Guiding Tech

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