How to change your computer name in Windows 7, 8 or 10

Last Updated on April 17, 2020 by Next Century

If you’ve ever bought a new computer with Windows already installed, you might be annoyed by the default name of your PC. Or maybe you’re just ready for a change.

Changing your computers name involves paying a visit to the System Properties window.

Follow these steps:

  • In the windows search box, type in sysdm.cpl and press enter or select it

  • In the System Properties window, on the Computer Name tab, select the Change button

  • In the Computer Name/Domain Changes window, type the new name for your PC into the Computer name box.  Please note there can be a limit of 15 characters.

  • When you are done, click OK

  • Windows will now need to restart, so save any files you have open, and then click OK

    Once Windows restarts, your PC will have its new name

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