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Windows 7: Where is Computer Name Stored?

07 Jun 2012   #11
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

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Assuming you're booting from that drive, pressing win + pause should bring up a popup which includes the computer name.
What happens if your keyboard doesn't have a play/pause button?
*insert conspiracykeanu stare*

They make keyboards without the pause button?
Not the play/pause on multimedia keyboards... the Pause/Break button. Its on every one. Usually further across from F12, or around the page-up page-down groupings.


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07 Jun 2012   #12
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

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What happens if your keyboard doesn't have a play/pause button?
*insert conspiracykeanu stare*

They make keyboards without the pause button?
Not the play/pause on multimedia keyboards... the Pause/Break button. Its on every one. Usually further across from F12, or around the page-up page-down groupings.
Oh found it. it's a fn+ key on my kb.
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23 May 2013   #13
imouthiding

7 Ultimate x64
 
 
This did it for me, thanks!!!

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Although the registry (referred to as registry hives) appears to be in one file, it is actually placed in several files on your computer.

Depending on your system configuration, registry files can be found in the following locations:

The HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hives are stored in the Default, SAM, Security, Software, System files in C:\Windows\System32\Config\.

The HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive is stored in the NTUSER.DAT in that user's profile folder usually C:\Users\username.

To load a particular hive from a second hard disk connected to your system, follow these instructions.

1 Click the "Start" button and type "regedit" into the Search field, then click the "Registry Editor" program.

2 Click "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" in the left pane of the Registry Editor window.

3 Click the "File" menu and choose "Load Hive."

4 Browse to the secondary hard drive's "windows\system32\config" directory from the "Load Hive" dialog box.

5 Click to select the "System" or "Software" file (no file suffixes) to open the respective registry hives. Type a temporary name and click "Open" to open the hive.

6 Once the registry hive is loaded into the registry editor, traverse down to the below path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ActiveComputerName

Here you will find the Computer name for the second hard disk.

Important: Once you have done with browsing the registry, Click the "File" menu and choose "Unload Hive" before closing the registry editor.
This answers the original question perfectly. You have considered the information provided and explained precisely how to get the answer. In fact, this worked for a remote VHD which I had mounted on on Windows 7 x64. Thank you!!
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18 Jun 2014   #14
nycdj

windows Version 6.1.7601
 
 

Host name can be found here c:/windows/debug/netsetup
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