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Change the Name of Your Computer

Don't like the cryptic name of your computer ever since you bought it? You can change it to a more memorable one so you can easily identify your computer on your home network.  Just follow the steps on this page:

  1. Click "Start" button.
  2. Right-click "Computer" and click on "Properties".

Computer Properties right-click dialogue box

  1. Click on "Advanced system settings".


  1. This will bring up the System Properties dialogue box.  Click on the Computer Name tab (first tab on left).

System Properties Dialogue Box

  1. In System Properties, you can change the Computer Description and then click on the Change button to change the name of your computer.
  2. Now you can change the name of your computer to anything you want as illustrated below.

Computer Name Change dialogue box

* This is the computer name that will show up on your home network.

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Change the Name of your Vista Computer on your network