Change the Computer Name in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Jen M

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    Move the mouse cursor to the lower-left corner of the screen and right-click there
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    In the menu that opens, click "System"
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    In this window, find "Change settings"
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    It's in the "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" section. Click "Change settings".
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    In the "System Properties" menu that opens, click "Change"
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    Change the computer name
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    In our case, it already has a name, but we're going to change it. In the field labeled "Computer name", type a new name. We will type "VisiHow-PC".
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    Click "OK"
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    The system will tell us, "You must restart your computer to apply these changes".
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    Click "OK"
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    Close the "System Properties" window by clicking on the "X" in the top right corner
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    The system will prompt us to "Restart Now" or "Restart Later".
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    Choose "Restart Now" for the changes to take effect immediately
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    Choose "Restart Later" and then restart manually when convenient. In this example, we are going to click "Restart Later".
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    Close the "System" window by clicking the "X" in the top right corner, if restarting later
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to change your computer name on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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