How to rename your Windows 10 PC

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How to change the name of your PC with Windows 10

To change the name of your PC with Windows 10:

  1. Start the configuration application.
  2. Click on System> About.
  3. Click on "Rename this PC" in "Device specifications"

Applies to all versions of Windows 10

The digital name of your computer is an important value but it is often passed for high. Windows uses the name assigned to your PC to appear on your network and communicate with other devices. By default, your PC probably has a name assigned randomly by the manufacturer; You can change it to make it easier to identify.

  How to change the name of a computer in Windows 10

There are several ways to change the name, but the fastest way is to use the configuration application. Start it from the Start menu, click on the "System" category and then on the "About" page at the bottom of the menu on the left. Scroll down the page to "Device Specifications."

Here you will see the current name of your PC in "Device name". Click on "Rename PC" to change the name. Enter a new name in the pop-up message, using letters, hyphens, and numbers. You should also remember that the name may appear truncated on some devices if you use more than 15 characters. Try to stay below this length for a network without problems.

 Change of computer name in Windows 10

Change of name will not take effect until you restart your PC, since some programs will continue using the previous name. The next time you reboot, you will see that Windows has assumed its new identity and the previous name will no longer have any effect.

Additional reading: Windows 10

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