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New Option to Change the Computer Name in Windows 10

Have you seen the new option to change the computer name in Windows 10? This option could give you an universal app appeal. What is universal application in Windows 10? Universal Windows apps and the ability to leverage the same code to deliver appropriately tailored experiences to multiple device types were the centerpiece of that announcement. The easiest way to change the computer name is explained at the bottom of this post !

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Here is the new way of changing the computer name in Windows 10 machines. Well, we can use our old methods also to rename the computer(PC). The following method may give you an appeal towards “universal app” approach from Microsoft.

1) Click on “settings” and then click on System icon on settings page.

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2) Click on “About” and then to change the name of Windows 10 machine click on Rename PC.

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3) Enter the new PC name in the pop up window and click on Next.

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4) To complete the “PC rename” process you need to restart the machine. After restart the computer will get changed to new name “Anoop-Win10”.

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5) So you’ve completed the rename of the computer/machine.

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Bonus P.S :- The easiest way to change the computer name is to run the command “SysDM.cpl” and Click on Sysdm Windows application to change the computer name.

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Click on change button and you can directly rename the computer!

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About Author 

Anoop is Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard ! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 13 years of experience (calculation done on the year 2014) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker and Local User Group Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012,Current Branch, Intune. He writes about the technologies like SCCM, SCOM, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, RMS, Hyper-V etc...

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7 Comments

  1. VR says:

    i am not able to see the images in many of your articles.

  2. Thanks a lot for nice share. It helps me a lot.

  3. Tanya Murray says:

    I recently purchased a new laptop for my child which ran windows 7. I ran windows update to bring the system up to date before upgrading to windows 10 but there was a problem and I had to take the machine back to the store. They did a system restore and renamed the computer incorrectly. I’ve managed to change the name of the computer using the above but when I log into my Microsoft account and look at family devices, the name of that device is still coming up with the old computer name. How can I fix this? I’d really rather not have to restore the computer yet again to set the name to what I want. Is there another way? Many thanks?

  4. Tomasz Kasiński says:

    I getting an error and the prompt to enter a domain username and password – but I’m logged as a local administrator only 🙁

  5. Amol says:

    Great article indeed, it really works for me, since many day i unable to change my name in windows. i read so many site but no where found proper solution.
    thanks a lot.

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