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04 Dec 2011   #1

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Computer identified with wrong name

When I upgraded to Win 7, my first computer was made by Gateway. After 4 failures, I decided to junk it and purchased another desktop. I made the mistake of dowloading the most recent backup image in hopes of avoiding the reinstall of the software apps. This was a mistake and I had to reformat and load the new Win 7 O/S. My new machine is a Micro Express and they supply a CD with the O/S on it. Everything works OK but if I go to "Computer Management", it identifies the computer as a Gateway. Is there anyway to change the listing to Micro Express. I contacted Micro Express and they said that there was no way to change that. Any suggestions? I know this is not a major or serious problem only an annoyance.

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04 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello Retiredbill

Can you post a screenshot of exactly where the name is wrong -
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Danny
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04 Dec 2011   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This article tells you how

Computer Name - View and Change
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04 Dec 2011   #4

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

To Danny. I'm attaching a screenshot of the mislabel.

To Jaycee; That;s not the place where the wrong label is located. Go to "Computer Management" and you'll see the name I'm talking about.


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04 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Looks like its just the partition name. Try this Retiredbill - Drive - Rename
OPTION 2 will do the job

Danny
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04 Dec 2011   #6

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Danny, your a genius. It was a simple task in Computer Management when you know how. Tnak you very much, you did a great job.
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04 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad to here it Retiredbill

Regards Danny
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