Bored With Your Computer Name? Here’s How to Change it in Windows

The first thing you do when you buy a Windows 10 computer is to personalize it. I set everything up the way I want, but I might not remember changing the name. If not, there are a number of ways that can take just a few minutes.

Adding a custom name to your computer is what happens when you first set it up, but the first name you add is a total mistake. The option to change the computer name is quick and easy.

How to change the Windows 10 computer name in settings

Win + I key to move to the setting. When the Setup window appears, click System. In the left pane of System Options, scroll to the bottom and click "About."

 Name Information

The Info option tells a lot about your computer. Click the "Rename this PC" option. Type the name you want to put on your computer and click OK. You will be prompted to reboot your computer now.


Rename the computer using the Control Panel

Search the computer for Rename to open the Control Panel. Search options on your computer. Click System and Security, and then click System Options. When the system window opens, click Change settings.

 Rename Set

The System Properties window should be open. It will open automatically on the "Computer Name" tab. Two gray buttons appear near the center.


Type a new name for the computer and click OK. Click OK when asked if you are familiar with what you want to change.

How to modify Windows 10 computer name Using PowerShell

Windows Powershell is another option to give your computer a new name. You must use PowerShell as an administrator. To open it, right-click the Windows Start button and click PowerShell (Administrator).

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