Windows 8.1 - How to change the Computer Name

September 2017


This short walkthrough will show you how to change the computer name in Windows 8.1:

Method 1

  • Open the Run tab: (Windows + X) > Run.
  • Type the following command and press Enter: "sysdm.cpl".
  • Go to the General Tab and click on "Change".
  • Enter the new name in the "Computer Name" field.
  • Click on OK to validate.

Method 2

  • On the Start Screen, press the Windows key + C to display the Charms bar.
  • Click on Settings > Change PC Settings.
  • Go to PC and Devices > PC info.
  • Click on Rename PC.
  • Enter the new name.

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Published by jak58. Latest update on October 19, 2016 at 04:50 PM by owilson.
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