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Sunday, December 31, 2017

How To Locate And Change Your Computer's Name | Windows 10

Many people feel that the name they provide when they were licensing their Windows 10 machine is the name of the computer. I am sorry to tell you that you are not right if you think so.

I notice this fact when I started using the Firefox Synchronization feature. When I will check the history page on my mobile device, which will also display also history from pc, the name of my computer which it will display is in no way related to the name I provided when I was licensing my Windows 10 OS, that is when I found out this fact. I did some research and it verify that those two and not the same.

Thus if you are using a computer with Windows 10 OS, this is how you can locate your computer's name and change it if you will.

  1. Open the File Explorer app.
    The easiest way to do this is by pressing the Windows + E buttons in your keyboard together.
  2. When it open, click on the This PC option in the left section.

  3. Then click Properties in the ribbon.
    If the ribbon of your File Explorer app is not showing, press Ctrl + F1 to unhide and hide it.

  4. Once you have click on the Properties in the ribbon, it will open a System window, in the Computer name, domain and workgroup settings section of the window hold the information about your computer's name which you seek.
  5. To change it, click on the Change settings link if you want to change the name.

  6. When you do, a System Properties dialog box will appear.
    Select the Computer name tab and click on the Change... button of the To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup, click change option.

  7. Once you do, another dialog box will appear, and from there you can change the computer's name to that which you want.
    Note though that before the new name will take effect, you will need to restart your computer.
 That's all.

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