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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Changing Your Computer’s Name

When Windows Vista was installed on your computer, the person doing the installation provided a name by which the computer is identified. If you installed Windows Vista yourself, you might have chosen a name that was meaningful or helpful to you, such as TabletPC or Accounting1. If you purchased the computer with Windows Vista already installed, the name might be only a series of numbers and characters. If you have administrator permissions, you can change the computer name.

To view the computer name:

On the Start menu, click Computer.

 

The Computer folder name appears in the Address bar, and the name assigned to your computer appears in the Details pane at the bottom of the window.

To change the computer name:

  1. On the ...

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