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Windows 7: How do I change my computer name?

10 Mar 2015   #1
Microsoft342414

 
 
How do I change my computer name?

I have been trying to change my computer name even as an administrator or through command prompt, none of it works. Please help.


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10 Mar 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi
did you try this Computer Name - View and Change
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10 Mar 2015   #3
Microsoft342414

 
 

Yes I tired that did not work.
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10 Mar 2015   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Read the Link below ...


Some Internet service providers (ISPs) require you to use a specific computer name so they can identify your computer and validate your account. If your ISP requires a specific computer name, don't change the name they give you ..


So make a Restore to be on the safe side ...



Change Your Computer Name in Windows 7, 8, or Vista
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10 Mar 2015   #5
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jackson121211 View Post
Yes I tired that did not work.
What happens? Please describe the "failure" symptom.

What does "did not work" mean?
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10 Mar 2015   #6
Microsoft342414

 
 

I tried using all of these websites and command prompt, my computer name will not change, that is the problem.
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10 Mar 2015   #7
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jackson121211 View Post
I tried using all of these websites and command prompt, my computer name will not change, that is the problem.
But exactly WHEN does the name change not work?

When you type the new name and push OK on the Computer name/domain dialog, does the "computer name" back in System Properties Computer Name change at that time, or not?



I know it should then say that you must reboot for the changes to be applied, but even before reboot the System Properties Computer Name dialog should reflect the name change you just made in the Computer name/domain dialog.

So then, after you reboot, are you saying the old name has returned, and the supposed name change which appeared to work before the reboot has now just vaporized, and that the original name is still there?
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13 Mar 2015   #8
Microsoft342414

 
 

After I reboot my original name is still there and I have tried all of that.
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