Overview – Change Computer Name in Windows
It appears that you messed up while installing Windows 11 by assigning your computer an arbitrary name and now you want it to be corrected.
Once the computer name is assigned, and Bluetooth is turned on, the same device name will be displayed. It’s difficult to recollect the random name assigned to the device, so it’s always recommended to assign it a simple and easy name.
By the end of this article, you’ll be able to rename your computer:
Using Windows Settings
Step #1: Open the Windows Settings from the Start menu.
Step #2: Select the ‘System’ option from the left sidebar, scroll and select the ‘About’ option.
Step #3: Click the ‘Rename this PC’ option and a dialog box will appear.
Step #4: Enter the new PC name that you want to be displayed.
Step #5: Restart your device to make changes take effect.
Using Command Prompt (CMD)
Step #1: Run the Command Prompt as an administrator from the Start menu.
Step #2: Copy and Paste the following command to and replace the current_pc_name with your device’s current name and new_pc_name with the new name.
WMIC computersystem where caption=’current_pc_name’ rename new_pc_name
Step #3: Restart your computer to make the changes take effect.
Using Control Panel
Step #1: Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
Step #2: Search for ‘Rename’ and select the ‘Rename this Computer’ and click the ‘Change’ button.
Step #3: Add the new Computer name and press the ‘OK’ button.
Step #4: Press the ‘Apply’ button and restart your device to make changes take effect and the next time you log in to your device, the new name will be displayed.
Step #1: Run the PowerShell as an administrator from the Start menu.
Step #2: Copy and Paste the following command and Replace PCName with the new name you wish to assign to the computer, and also replace LocalUsername with a local user account name.
Rename-Computer -NewName PCName -LocalCredential LocalUsername -PassThru
Step #3: Restart your computer to make changes take effect properly.
In this article, we’ve covered how to change computer name in Windows 11.
We may rename the PC at any moment to meet our needs. Do remember that when you alter the computer’s name and switch on the Bluetooth or hotspot, your device will be visible to other devices by the computer name you’ve set.
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