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Reply Fried January 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm # Mr. When I followed the steps above, then restarted it changed the name. I currently upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista Home Premium, it was free thanks to DELL 😀 . Thanks again! http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-change/cannot-change-computer-name-mac.html

click "change account name" June 29, 2008 Ron Just as many of the users have listed, who have bought a pre "set up" machine, I too can not change the UserProfile so what i did was: 1. Run regedit Then go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion When you click on current version you will see RegisteredOwner in the list at the right. Reply Jeremy Lloyd March 12, 2009 at 6:50 pm # Simple to read and follow.

Changing the computer name, the network name, the user account names, whatever, takes seconds and reflects right through the system and to all your settings. Since it had no files, I didn't need to back up. - Back up all your data (if necessary) - Create a new user (Control panel, User Accounts, Create New User) Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. But that never happened.

i bought my laptop off of craigslist and the guy who origanally set it up was named bill.. could some one please help ? Retrieve the netdom utility off of the Server 2003 CD and run this script:path_to_netdom\netdom renamecomputer TEMPLE-IT /newname:OFFICE-IT /userd:domain_name\administrator /passwordd:* /usero:administrator /passwordo:* /reboot:10 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Thanks by danielt17 · Help please.

I too would LOVE to know how. Second, be very careful about renaming your windows machine at work because the PC is probably a member of a windows domain (Active directory) and if you update the machine name And where all my personal files are under librairies & homegroup , are my new account named. anchor if you can help me could you please send me an email at [emailprotected] ?

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It sounds like everyone is familiar with regedit, so just go to find and change every single entry that has the old name in (F3 to go to Find Next). Same thing each time. Cheers! Posted on Dec 12, 2011 3:28 AM View answer in context Q: Can't change computername (but can change hostname) Hide Question All replies Helpful answers by piperspace,★Helpful piperspace Dec 10, 2011

You'll have to reboot after you make this change. check my blog You will be prompted to reboot the computer and once your reboot is complete, your new computer name will be in effect. Reply JohnR June 3, 2013 at 9:33 am # Do keep in mind that when you use ANY of the suggestions posted—as great and useful as they are—that you might experience Reply kdavis1049 May 10, 2010 at 10:04 am # Well guess what?

Otherwise our macs kept renaming themselves every couple of days. Reply Narendra May 4, 2012 at 5:57 am # Dear Sir, I want to change the name of version .I am using windows 7 in system properties i have to change Your solution worked perfectly September 13, 2008 Edrick McKnight This still did not work for me. http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-change/cannot-change.html that is what i wanna change!

HE DID SAY REBOOT … WHICH EQUATES TO THE SAME THING … November 2, 2010 non mac user Thank you Jennifer, Sean and all others that made an interesting situation a Email Reset Password Cancel Need to recover your Spiceworks IT Desktop password? Don’t forget to disable/delete the additional admin account once you are finished.

Reply Wright August 18, 2015 at 2:54 am # I changed the name of my PC under Windows 10.

So the simple answer is yes, as long as you have the right permissions. October 22, 2007 jonnaveh i changed the computer name, but upon startup it goes back to the prompt screen (for UAC) to change computer settings again.. Running regedit then: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion really works!! toni, the same thing happened to my hp laptop as well.

Well, instead of replacing the original pc name with my new one it added mine to it ex users/newnamehere/ognamehere. I hope to offer something back and help others like you aided me. sweet! http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-change/cannot-change-to-workgroup.html plz help me.

thanks July 12, 2009 mrwokk SOLUTION TO THE USER NAME/VALUE NAME. Help Desk » Inventory » Monitor » Community » Top NavWindows 10 Forum Featured Articles How To Guides Tech News Reviews Quick Tips Membership Login groovyPost The premier source for tech