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Author Topic: How do I change computer name?  (Read 577 times)

holt

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How do I change computer name?
« on: January 10, 2016, 04:27:23 PM »
In my second-hand laptop, in WinXP, if I right-click on Computer, r-click on Manage, r-click on Utilities, at the top is the former owner's name. Is there any way to change that?
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Re: How do I change computer name?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 07:27:37 PM »
I'm not quite sure I follow your navigation, but see if this will get you what you want.
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Re: How do I change computer name?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 07:38:21 PM »
I'm not quite sure I follow your navigation, but see if this will get you what you want.
The values for those two entries, Registered Owner and Registered Organization, were blank, so I entered my preferences. However, the unwanted name remains in the location I mentioned.
update--You put me on the right track; I found the answer here:
How to Change the Computer Name in Windows XP Software
It definitely made my day.
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« Last Edit: January 10, 2016, 07:57:46 PM by holt »