|05 Jul 2012||#1|
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Win 7 Backup Renamed my Computer
I just used Win 7 Backup on my Gateway FX6831 PC to create a second backup, and the backup it created on my external 1TB WD drive had a name of WIN PH.....CDVR, which has become my new computer name on my network. Why would this happen, can I undo it, and how do I prevent it for future backups. My original backup shows up under my original name - Tom-PC. Now since the new backup, which didn't overwrite the previous, this new name is on the network, so associations and sharing from other PC's are all screwed up. Can I get this back to the simple Tom-PC name? The PC now shows a User Profile for the WIN PH.... CDVR name as well.
Can I just delete those two backups, start with a clean external drive (which is now 99% full) and start fresh? My main concern is getting my original PC name back. I tried a system restore but no luck. Thanks for any help.
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|06 Jul 2012||#3|
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Thanks for the response. This is a bit trickier than just a name change, and I should have added this detail to the original post. The name, if you look it up under My Computer, is still Tom-PC. The unusual thing is that, in my network it's the WIN PH.....CDVR name, which is what the backup on my external HD shows. I don't know what issues could occur (invalidate the backup?) by changing that name manually. It's just a bad design if backup renames the PC on the network....I don't know how the network references a different PC name. That's the real issue...I essentially have my PC operating under two names, and I'd like to get rid of the new name on the network. I should mention that the name Tom-PC does not show on the network map.
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