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22 Nov 2013   #1

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Not sure what that means?

I am not really clear about " Windows -- System Error A duplicate name exists on the network " Are they talking about two same name on the network? Yes I do have a laptop and desktop with the same name, " Mackay " If not then I am not sure what that means above? Yes I did search on google and came up with lots of comments and no idea which one is more suitable to my question?

Your help would be appreciated!

Thank you,

John


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22 Nov 2013   #2

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It means precisely what you already suspected: two computers belonging to the same network or domain cannot have the same name. You have to rename one or another.

Kari
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22 Nov 2013   #3

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Thank you Kari for your time to reply to my message. Now what am I suppose to do to change the name on the network? I will change one on my laptop and leave my desktop as is. How do I change this?

Thank you again,

John
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22 Nov 2013   #4

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Open System Properties (right click Computer and select Properties on Start Menu > right pane, or Control Panel > System):
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Click Change:
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Give the PC a new name, click OK to save settings, accept reboot suggested by the system:
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Size:  43.5 KB
The Seven Forums Tutorial for changing the name of the computer: Computer Name - View and Change

Kari


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22 Nov 2013   #5

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Thank you Kari and appreciated it. Got it working now without a duplicate name.

John
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23 Nov 2013   #6

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You are welcome .
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