After you install Windows 7, you might want to change the computer name. In this post, we’ll show you how to change the computer name in Windows 7.
How To Change Your Computer Name In Windows 7
How to change your computer name in Windows
When you first install Windows 7, the computer name appears in the Welcome screen. You can change the computer name by opening the Start menu, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then clicking Computer Name.
Why you might want to change your computer name
There are a few reasons you might want to change your computer name after Windows 7 is installed.
One reason is if you have more than one computer and want to differentiate them (for example, a work computer and a home computer). You can use the Computer Name field in Window properties to change the name.
Another reason is if you want to test different computer names (for example, using a computer to run a server or a computer in a lab). You can use the Computer Name field in the System Properties dialog box to change the name.
Another reason is if you are using a computer that is not your own and you want to protect your privacy. You can use the Computer Name field in the Security Settings dialog box to change the name.
How to access the dialog box to change your computer name
Assuming you have installed Windows 7, following are the steps to access the dialog box to change your computer name:
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Under the Hardware and Sound section, click the Change your computer name link.
3. Enter your desired new computer name in the Computer name text box, and then click the Change button.
4. Click the OK button to close the Change Your Computer Name dialog box.
What to do if you forget your computer name
If you forget your computer name, you can change it using the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window. To open this window, press the Windows key+R and type “systemproperties”. Click the System Properties tab, and then click the Computer Name tab.
How to change your computer name back to the default
After installing Windows 7, the default name of your computer is System32driversetchosts. This file contains a list of all the computers on your network and their respective hostnames. You can change the computer name by editing this file.
To change the computer name, open thehosts file in a text editor such as Notepad. In the first line of this file, you’ll see the computer name (for example, PC1). To change the name of your computer, edit this line to reflect the new name for your computer. For example, if you want to change the name of your computer to PC2, you would enter PC2 into the text editor. Save the file and restart your computer. Your new computer name will be displayed in the System32driversetchosts file.
After Windows 7 is installed, you can use the “Computer Name” dialog box to change the computer name.