Change Computer Name



Bill M.
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
How can I change XP Pro from the default name on desktop (My Computer) to
one of my choosing? I have tried renaming from "Start" and right-clicking on
My Computer. That works but when computer is shut down and restarted it
reverts back to My Computer. Thanks.

Jetro
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Run regedit, drill down to
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}, rename
(backup) the value named *LocalizedString*, create a new REG_EXPAND_SZ value
named *LocalizedString*, and set the value to %username% or %computername%
or any string of your choice.

allan grossman
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Hi, Bill -

This value is stored in the system registry. The only way I know of to
change it is to run regedit and edit the key directly. Editing your registry
can cause fairly serious problems with your PC if you're not careful, though
- so it might be a good idea to proceed with caution here.

Anyway, the default entry for "My Computer" is stored here -

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\LocalizedString

Hope this helps -

"Bill M." wrote:

> How can I change XP Pro from the default name on desktop (My Computer) to
> one of my choosing? I have tried renaming from "Start" and right-clicking on
> My Computer. That works but when computer is shut down and restarted it
> reverts back to My Computer. Thanks.
>
>
>

Bill M.
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Thanks to you both!
"allan grossman" <allangrossman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B6B82B8A-67B5-4F7A-960C-4BFE18C165C1@microsoft.com...
> Hi, Bill -
>
> This value is stored in the system registry. The only way I know of to
> change it is to run regedit and edit the key directly. Editing your
registry
> can cause fairly serious problems with your PC if you're not careful,
though
> - so it might be a good idea to proceed with caution here.
>
> Anyway, the default entry for "My Computer" is stored here -
>
>
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\LocalizedStrin
g
>
> Hope this helps -
>
> "Bill M." wrote:
>
> > How can I change XP Pro from the default name on desktop (My Computer)
to
> > one of my choosing? I have tried renaming from "Start" and
right-clicking on
> > My Computer. That works but when computer is shut down and restarted it
> > reverts back to My Computer. Thanks.
> >
> >
> >

John
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Cant you just press F2?

"Bill M." <none> wrote in message
news:u819YW6WFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> How can I change XP Pro from the default name on desktop (My Computer) to
> one of my choosing? I have tried renaming from "Start" and right-clicking
> on
> My Computer. That works but when computer is shut down and restarted it
> reverts back to My Computer. Thanks.
>
>


Change Computer Name