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How to Change the Computer Name on Windows 10

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There can be lots of reasons to change or rename the PC/computer name on Windows 10 if you have bought a used or a new PC or laptop. By default, the computer name can be “windows-user-pc” or “XXXXX-Desktop” which can be quite deceptive, If you want to connect computers through a homegroup, screen mirror your phone to the laptop or even using Samsung DeX Wireless. Whatever the reasons are, in this post, we will show you how to change or rename the computer name in Windows 10 in 2 different ways.

Meanwhile, Changing your Windows 10 PC name is not just about customization, it’s about making things simpler. We’re living in a time when we’re using different devices, which can include a desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone mix. If we don’t keep these devices organized, it will soon become difficult to inventory them and take advantage of additional functionality.

In addition, a name will help you recognize your machine when you have several devices linked to your local network. Using a descriptive word, it’s simpler to attach to other devices around the house, or even customize your router to allow or refuse access to the Internet.

How to Change the Computer Name on Windows 10

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to change the name of a Windows 10 desktop, laptop, or tablet using the Settings app and Control Panel. However, you can also change or rename the PC or computer name on Windows 10 using Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell, but no needed.

1. Change PC Name using Settings on Windows 10

To rename a Windows 10 PC using the Settings app, use these steps:

Method 1

Step 1. Open the Settings app or simply press Windows key+I to open the Settings.

Step 2. Click on System.

Step 3. Click About on the left-hand side pane and then click Rename this PC below the Device specifications option.

About > Rename ths PC

Step 4. Type a new PC name for your computer and click the Next button.

Next

Step 5. Click the Restart now button.

How to Change the Computer Name on Windows 10 (Rename PC Name)
Restart now

Method 2

Step 1. Open the Settings app or simply press Windows key+I to open the Settings.

Step 2. Click on System.

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Step 3. Click Projecting to this PC on the left-hand side pane and then click Rename your PC.

How to Change the Computer Name on Windows 10 (Rename PC Name)
Projecting to this PC > Rename your PC

Step 4. Click Rename this PC.

Step 5. Type a new name for your computer and click the Next button.

Step 6. A window will pop up asking if you want to restart your computer now or later. If you want to change to the new name immediately, click Restart now to restart your computer. If you don’t want to restart your computer right this second, click Restart later. Your computer’s name will be updated the next time you restart it

2. Rename Computer name using Control Panel

Step 1. Open Control Panel.

Step 2. Click System.

How to Change the Computer Name on Windows 10 (Rename PC Name)

Step 3. Click Rename this PC.

Step 4. Type a new name for your computer and click the Next button.

Step 5. A window will pop up asking if you want to restart your computer now or later. If you want to change to the new name immediately, click Restart now to restart your computer. If you don’t want to restart your computer right this second, click Restart later. Your computer’s name will be updated the next time you restart it.

Final Words

These were the two methods to rename or change the computer name on Windows 10. You can either use the Settings option or Control Panel.

While the desktop, laptop, or tablet name can only be renamed using Windows 10 when the Settings app is used, all major releases of the operating system including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and others are modified by the system properties and command prompt, and even PowerShell to name a computer.
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