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How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10

There are many new features introduced with Windows 10 but one of the problems which still remains with the users is that the randomly generated computer name which your PC is given during the installation of Windows 10. The default PC name comes with something like this “DESKTOP- 9O52LMA” which is very annoying because Windows should ask for a name rather than using randomly generated PC names.

How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10

The biggest advantage of Windows over Mac is personalization and you can still change your PC name easily with different method listed in this tutorial. Before Windows 10, changing your PC name was complicated but now you can easily change your PC name from System Properties or Windows 10 Settings. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Change Computer Name in Windows 10 Settings

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on System.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on System | How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10

2. From the left-hand side menu select About.

3. Now in the right window pane click on “Rename this PC” under Device specifications.

Click on Rename this PC under Device specifications

4. The “Rename your PC” dialog box will appear, simply type in the name you want for your PC and click Next.

Type in the name you want under Rename your PC dialog box

Note: You current PC name will be displayed in the above screen.

5. Once your new computer name is set, simply click on “Restart now” to save changes.

Note: If you are doing some important work then you could easily click “Restart later”.

This is How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10 without using any third party tools, but if you still not able to change your PC name then follow the next method.

Method 2: Change Computer Name from Command Prompt

1. Open Command Prompt. The user can perform this step by searching for ‘cmd’ and then press Enter.

Open Command Prompt. The user can perform this step by searching for ‘cmd’ and then press Enter.

2. Type the below command into cmd and hit Enter:

wmic computersystem where name="%computername%" call rename name="New_Name"

Note: Replace New_Name with the actual name you want to use for your PC.

Change Computer Name from Command Prompt | How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10

3. Once the command successfully executes, simply restart your PC to save changes.

This is How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10 using Command Prompt, but if you find this method too technical then follow the next method.

Method 3: Change Computer Name in System Properties

1. Right-click on This PC or My Computer then select Properties.

Right-click on This PC or My Computer and select Properties

2. Now System Information will be displayed on the next window that open. From the left-hand side of this window click on “Advanced system settings“.

In the following window, click on Advanced System Settings

Note: You could also access Advanced system settings via Run, simply Press Windows Key + R then type sysdm.cpl and hit Enter.

system properties sysdm

3. Make sure to switch to Computer Name tab then click on “Change“.

Make sure to switch to Computer Name tab then click on Change | How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10

4. Next, under “Computer name” field type in the new name you want for your PC and click OK.

Under Computer name field type in the new name you want for your PC & click OK

5. Close everything then reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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