In this post, we’ll see the different methods to change the PC name in Windows 10.
Also, we’ll look at the different ways to rename “This PC.” Let’s get started.
Change Your PC Name in Windows 10
Here, we’ll see two different ways to change your PC name in Windows 10. Let’s see what they are.
Right-click on the “Start” button (or press Windows key + X) and then select “System.”
It will open up the “About” section, and there you can see the “Rename this PC” button. Click on it.
Now, you can see a popup with the field to enter your new PC name. Enter the new name of your PC as per your wish.
Click on the “Next” button. If the name you entered contains the certain character(s) that are not allowed, then you can see an error message.
If the name contains allowed characters only, then you can see a popup with “Restart now” and “Restart later” buttons.
Pick the one you prefer. However, keep in mind that a restart is needed to apply the change.
After the restart, you can see the change.
Click the “Change” button, and it will open up “Computer Name/Domain Changes” popup.
Under “Computer name,” you can see a field with the current computer name.
In that field, type the new name of your PC as per your wish.
Click on the “OK” button. If the name contains the certain character(s) that are not allowed, then you can see a popup with an error message.
If the name contains allowed characters only, then it will bring a popup that states a restart is a must to apply changes. Tap “OK” in that popup, and then close the “System Properties.”
Now, you can see a popup with the “Restart now” and “Restart later” buttons. Pick the one you prefer.
Moreover, after a restart, you can see the new PC name.
Rename This PC in Windows 10
Here, we’ll see three different methods to rename “This PC” in Windows 10. Let’s see what they are.
Right-click on “This PC” in the left lane and you can see a popup menu.
Click on “Rename.”
Now, provide the name you want. In this instance, I am offering “Thiru’s PC Contents.”
After that, click on the “Enter” key.
That’s all. The new name is successfully applied.
Launch Run Command. Type “shell:desktop” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”
You should be in the “Desktop” folder now. Find and right-click “This PC.”
Provide the name as per your wish and then click “Enter.”
If you’ve already had the “This PC” icon on the Desktop, then you can try it out the following steps:
Right-click on “This PC” icon on Desktop.
Select “Rename” option.
Provide any name you want and then click the “Enter” key.
Keep in mind that the rename will not affect the “This PC” option in the “Open File Explorer to” drop-down list and Start menu (To see the option in Start menu: open Start menu and then find and open “Windows System” folder). Except for these places, the changes will get applied to other places.
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