Windows 8.1 - How to change the PC name

The PC Name allows your PC to identify itself on a network. As such it may contain private information such as the name of the user ...etc.
To change the PC name (Computer name), follow the below procedure:
  • Open the Charms bar (Windows key + C) > Settings.
  • Click on Change PC Settings > PC and devices.
  • Scroll to the PC info, section.
  • Click on the Rename button

  • Enter a new name and click on Save:

  • Restart your PC to apply the changes.
Published by jak58. Latest update on February 2, 2015 at 06:25 AM by jak58.
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