How To Change the Computer Name in Windows 10

Not liking your computer name within the network? Want it changed? Yes? But how? I will explain how you can change your computer name in this short tutorial. Let’s get started shall we with how to change the computer name in Windows 10

Changing the Computer Name in Windows 10

Follow the steps below to change the workgroup in Windows 10

1. With the right mouse button click the Start icon and choose System. If you have a touch enabled device, click and hold the start button, then tap the System button.

Right-click Start » System
Right-click Start » System

2. Under “Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings” click on Change Settings

Manage Settings
Manage Settings

3. Under the tab “Computer Name” find the Change… button and click it.

Change Workgroup Name
Change Workgroup Name

4. Under “Computer Name” change the computer name.

Change Computer Name
Change Computer Name

5. Then click on OK, then when prompted reboot your device.

 

You should now successfully changed your Workgroup and other systems should now be able to see you, and you should be able to see them. I hope this helped you change the workgroup settings in Windows 10.

Optionally: Change the Computer Description.

1. With the right mouse button click the Start icon and choose System. If you have a touch enabled device, click and hold the start button, then tap the System button.

Right-click Start » System
Right-click Start » System

2. Under “Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings” click on Change Settings

Manage Settings
Manage Settings

3. You now see a field Computer Description, change the description.

Computer Description
Computer Description

4. Click on OK and save the settings

Yuri Pustjens
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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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