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05 Oct 2010   #301
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benjamin Hall View Post
I wonder.... does anyone know what happens when you change the workgroup name of your computer?

(System > Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings (change) > computer name (change) > Workgroup


I jokingly changed it from "WORKGROUP" to "ADMINISTRATORS"
Then windows prompted me to restart my computer to let the new setting take place.

But I postponed it for fear of something bad happening.
You can change the workgroup name to anything you like as lonkg as you follow the normal rules about certain symbols not being allowed.

The workgroup is used with the older Microsoft networking technology so is more important if you have xp or earlier systems on your network.

Also some other devices such as printers and drive arrays still only work when the workgroup name is the same on all systems

As an aside XP home used to use o default workgroup name of MSHOME so if you have mixed systems at least one default would have to be changed
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05 Oct 2010   #302
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

The operation is tomorrow at 2:00pm, so we are leaving home at noon.
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05 Oct 2010   #303
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
I went to my Jobsearch Person and he is going hopefully put me on a I.T. course, I am going to see someone on this Friday morning. Hastings Pier has burnt down, pics later hopefully.

Dad's skin cancer operation is tomorrow, I will give you the time later.
Shame about Hastings pier. I spent many happy hours hanging about at the pier as a boy. Also piers all over the country keep burning down or just falling down from neglect.
Good luck getting on the I.T. course and of course good luck to your dad for tomorrow.
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05 Oct 2010   #304
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Good luck to you ,your Father and family tomorrow Love Windows 7 Hope everything turns out for the best
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05 Oct 2010   #305
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benjamin Hall View Post
I wonder.... does anyone know what happens when you change the workgroup name of your computer?

(System > Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings (change) > computer name (change) > Workgroup


I jokingly changed it from "WORKGROUP" to "ADMINISTRATORS"
Then windows prompted me to restart my computer to let the new setting take place.

But I postponed it for fear of something bad happening.


It's also probably not a very good idea to use this as a name for anything in, or around W_7.

"ADMINISTRATORS"
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05 Oct 2010   #306
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good luck for tomorrow LW7 .

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05 Oct 2010   #307
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Hope everything goes well for your Father tomorrow LW7.
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05 Oct 2010   #308
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
The operation is tomorrow at 2:00pm, so we are leaving home at noon.
Drive safely!
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05 Oct 2010   #309
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
The operation is tomorrow at 2:00pm, so we are leaving home at noon.
All my best for your Dad

A Guy
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05 Oct 2010   #310
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Today I am rocking Pooh for my birthday. Hmmm, wonder who did that?

A Guy
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