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Change Computer Name in Windows 7 and Vista

Many new computers come with pre-set names and descriptions. A computer description is simply a computer name over a network. On the other hand, the computer name comes in handy when you're sharing files via Bluetooth, Infrared, or any other medium of file transfer. If you want to change the name of that computer system, the steps below will take you by the hand through the various processes in both Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Change Computer Name in Windows 7

Click on the start button. The start menu will pop up, right-click on Computer and click on Properties. On the bottom right-hand side of the dialog, click on Change Settings. On the System Properties dialog, type a computer description which is the name of a computer via a network. To change the name of the computer, click on Change. You can also click on the More button to change the primary DNS suffix of the computer.

Change Computer Name in Windows Vista

The same steps for changing a computer name running on Windows 7 are applicable to Windows Vista. Let's use pictures to describe the steps in Windows Vista.

Step.1 Click the Start button > On the Start Menu, right-click on Computer and click on Properties

Change Computer Name Vista and Windows 7

Step.2 Click on Change Settings

Step.3 System Properties dialog box opens > on the dialog, go ahead and provide a description (a description is the name of a computer over a network).

Change Computer Name Vista and Windows 7

Step.4 To change the name of your computer, click on change and OK.





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