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Windows 7: Can't rename computer

09 Jun 2010   #1
glennv

 
 
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 normally wouldn't be a problem but my SugarSync account keeps detecting the computer by the old name.

Any ideas?


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09 Jun 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennv View Post
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 normally wouldn't be a problem but my SugarSync account keeps detecting the computer by the old name.

Any ideas?
Hello and welcome....

I guess you should had done that in:

Start Menu=>Control Panel=>System=>(Under the WEI score)=>(On your right) Modify Parameters.

It will open a new Window then click down right Tab=>Modify......

Rename it then reboot and your computer will have his new name.

You can follow the tutorial, here:

Computer Name - View and Change
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09 Jun 2010   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

@glennv The name displayed at the top of my start menu is my user account name not my computers name? Are you confusing one with the other?
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09 Jun 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
The name displayed at the top of my start menu is my user account name not my computers name? Are you confusing one with the other?
Oops! But the OP is not that clear...now with you it is more clear. Thanks!
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10 Jun 2010   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

My question was meant for the OP, I've edited it and added an @glennv. As you say we need a little clarification.
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