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How to change your computer name – Windows 7

22/06/2013

Steps – How to change your computer name in Windows 7

1. Start > Control Panel

2. System and Security > System

System and Security

System

3. Change Settings link  (Bottom Right hand side)

Yes to Allow Changes

change settings

4. Computer Name Tab > Change Button (Bottom Right hand side)

computer name

5. Enter in the new computer name eg smile

OK

rename computer

6. Restart

 

 

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Security Advice

1. Avoid using your real name or surname eg Thomson’s PC

2. Avoid revealing your location

3. Ideas for names could include emotions, such as “rave” or “smile” or comic book heroes.

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