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Windows 7: Renamed computer but network shows new and old name

16 Jun 2011   #1
sitarra

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64bit
 
 
Renamed computer but network shows new and old name

I've just renamed my computer and I noticed in the Home Network that my computer is listed as the new name but also as the old name.

Is there a way to get rid of the old name on the network? I would prefer just my new name to show.

I'm not sure what extra info to provide but I will share any info that is asked for.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Edition.


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16 Jun 2011   #2
MikeS104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Check your DNS/DHCP server/router for any old records and delete any old records for the old name.

Also try a "ipconfig /flushdns", "ipconfig /release" then a "ipconfig /renew" from a command prompt from any PC seeing the old PC name on the network.

I updated the little app I made for work. It does what I've listed above to do.
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16 Jun 2011   #3
sitarra

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64bit
 
 

Thanks, that seems to have fixed it!
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16 Jun 2011   #4
MikeS104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sitarra View Post
Thanks, that seems to have fixed it!
Great! Glad I was able to help.
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23 Apr 2015   #5
HerrHausfrau

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Ruh roh

I just tried this, but when I tried to do the renew, I get an error message along the lines of, "No operation can be performed with media disconnected." Help???
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