Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win7 won't let me rename computer?

12 Feb 2010   #1
DatacomGuy

OSX
 
 
Win7 won't let me rename computer?

Trying to rename the computer name in Win7, but when I change the name, "OK" is grayed out and I can't save the change..

Any thoughts as to why? I'm logged in as an admin user.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Feb 2010   #2
Cato

 

Right click Computer, click on Change Settings on the right side of the page, then when the next menu opens click Change (where it says "To rename this computer click Change").

Computer Name - View and Change

Is that what you did?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2010   #3
DatacomGuy

OSX
 
 

I'm an idiot. Problem was that we were trying to change the case of the name to all lowercase, and it wasn't seeing the change to lowercase as an actual change, so it wouldn't let me 'OK" out...

all fixed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Win7 won't let me rename computer?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
My computer wont let me Rename Files
So Here's What happened > After i fixed my accidentally Compressed Drive C everything works find until i found out that my files may not be renamed in both Local Disk C the system Hard Drive and Local Disk D Second Hard Drive. There's only 1 way to rename files and its by archiving then extracting...
Drivers
Rename computer
Hi Gang I thought I would rename my computer so I did the procedure to change it and every time I clicked on change I got this little box. No matter how I would enter the name I wanted I would get this little box. I am not using an characters at all. This is what I am trying to put in "Dicks...
Network & Sharing
Computer - Rename in Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Rename "Computer" in the Windows 7 Explorer Navigation Pane This will show you how to rename the Computer folder in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane to any name that you like for all users in Windows 7. You can only do this while logged into an administrator account. This will...
Tutorials
Can't rename computer
I have Win7 Enterprise and I changed the computer name using the usual "right click, my comp..." and so on. I reboot and the name is changed, I checked by returning to the place where I changed it. The problem in the old name is still on the top when I open up the start menu. What's up here? It...
General Discussion
Win7 slow to create and rename folders
Win7 home prem slow to create and rename folders I have McAfee installed with firewall. Not sure what's causing this, it hangs for more than 1 minute every time I create a new folder or rename one. ???
Performance & Maintenance
Why can't I rename or move the folder in Win7?
Dear all, I have a serious problem in my Windows 7 system. Now when I want to rename the folder, an error window always warning "The file names(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path". However,...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App