It is a good practice to provide a meaningful and user-friendly name to your machine once you finished installing a new and fresh copy of Windows 10 Professional. Here is how you can do it.

Change the Windows 10 Computer Name

Step 1: Press and hold the Windows icon key and X on your keyboard and click on System

Open the Windows 10 system settings

Step 2: Click on  Change settings

Click on the change settings link

Step 3: On the Computer Name tabClick Change

Computer name tab

Step 4: Provide the computer name and click OK

Enter the name of the computer and click OK

step 5: Restart the system so that the changes can take effect. Click OK

Restart Windows 10

Step 6: Click Close o close the computer name dialog.

Close the dialog

Step 7: Click on Restart Now. The machine will be restarted and the changes will be applied

Click on Restart Now


How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10 Professional

Karim Buzdar

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One thought on “How to Change Computer Name in Windows 10 Professional

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    September 27, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    tried all of that but still not able to change the name of the pc. the error it shows is “one or more of the characters you typed won’t work. try something different.


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