Easily Change The Name Of A Windows 7 Laptop?

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February 09, 2012
How Can I Change My Windows PC Computer Name?
By Dave Taylor
Just inherited a computer from my Dad and it's very nice, except it has a generic WINPC computer name. I want to change it to something a bit more memorable. How can I easily change the name of my Windows 7 laptop PC?

Dave's Answer:

Ah, computer names. Always reminds me of the challenge we had in my first job coming up with unique names for our servers in the computer room. We tried pizza toppings, dwarves, famous mythical creatures, all sorts of things, but it's hard to come up with a name that'll work for dozens or even hundreds of devices. My workstation had the name "eunuch" as a play on words related to the operating system it ran, Unix, but management didn't like that and I had to change it. Bah humbug.

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