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Windows 7: Network Name and Icon - Change

24 Apr 2012   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJW View Post
What, if any, consequences will this have on the comfuser?
Also, when I open the 'Network and Sharing Center' I see: Home Network; but when I open System Properties, I see: WORKGROUP; why?
Hello CJW,

It has no affect on the comfuser since this tutorial would only allow you to change the name and icon of the network on your computer. It's about like changing the name and avatar of your user account, but for your network instead.

WORKGROUP would be the default workgroup name instead of network name. Home Network would be the type of network location instead of the network name.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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24 Apr 2012   #21
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

In a way, the name WORKGROUP is just the name of a group of computers inside the NETWORK as a whole, correct?
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24 Apr 2012   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, basically.
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24 Apr 2012   #23
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

I sucessfully changed the Network Name & replaced the Windows Default Network Icons w/my own, but as I was going through all that, I came across something odd.

When I look at my System Properties, it shows: WORKGROUP & that my NETWORK ID is setup as "...part of a business network..."

This is my home computer & not used for business, but I cannot change the WORKGROUP name nor change from 'business computer' to 'home computer'. Anyone know why this is & if there a way to get this done?


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24 Apr 2012   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's just the default option in the Network ID wizard. No matter what you set, it will always open with that option selected since the wizard is used to help you to join a domain or workgroup. That's all.
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24 Apr 2012   #25
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

So whenever someone tries to change it, the default will just come back?
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24 Apr 2012   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes and no.

You're changes are still made. It's just where the wizard starts at by default and is not a indicator of what you have set.
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01 May 2012   #27
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Is there a window that shows my changes, just to check?
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01 May 2012   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello CJW,

It's not a setting, but just a wizard to help walk you through to join a domain or workgroup. That's all.
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06 May 2012   #29
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Ok, thanks for the help.
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