How to Change your Computer Name in Windows 10

Laptop on desk with pen
Laptop on desk with pen

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to change a Windows computer name to Windows 10.

This article can be applied to Windows 7, 8, and 10 and maybe upcoming editions. They all handle this the same way.

It already has a name if you’re currently using a Windows computer. When you purchase a new computer, some of the first things you do are to create a username, computer name, and maybe a password before you can log in.

If your computer has a new one you want to change, the steps below will show you how.

Change Windows PC Name

To quickly change your computer name in Windows, press Windows Logo Key + R on your keyboard.

When you press the shortcut key above, the Windows Run dialog box will appear. In the box, type this command and press the Enter key.

Windows Run Dialog Box

The System Properties dialog box will appear.

You can change your computer and perform other tasks on this dialog window, such as enabling remote connection, creating a restore point for your computer, and other tasks.

Click the Change button to change your computer name, as shown below.

Change windows 10 computer name

Doing that will bring up yet another dialog box where you will type in the new computer name you want to use.

You must replace the name in the computer name field with the new name and select OK.

This will save the changes but prompt you to restart the computer for the changes to apply.

Changing Windows PC name

After you restart your computer, your computer will be referenced by the name new, which is how one changes a Windows PC name.

This tutorial can also change your Windows Workgroup or Domain membership.

That’s it!

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