How to Change Workgroup in Windows 10

Sometimes you need to change workgroups such as when working with older operating systems in your house which can’t detect you or when you have a NAS set to a specific workgroup. Whatever the reason this article will help you get it changed.

In computer networking, a workgroup is a collection of computers on a local area network (LAN) that share common resources and responsibilities. Workgroups provide easy sharing of files, printers and other network resources. Being a peer-to-peer (P2P) network design, each workgroup computer may both share and access resources if configured to do so.About.Tech

Changing the Workgroup 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 “Member Of” change the Workgroup name.

Change Workgroup Name
Change Workgroup 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.

Yuri Pustjens
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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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