How can I change computer name.
Posted on 2002-05-02
I recently installed Windows 2000. I gave it the wrong
computer name by mistake. I already have another computer
by that name on my LAN. How do I change the computer name
to its proper value.
If I use regedit.exe to edit the name everywhere it appears
in the registry, will that do it? Or are there encrypted
copies of the name somewhere that will cause a conflict?
Is there a utility program for changing the computer name?
I hate to have to run Setup-Repair, and go through the setup
process again. But if that is necessary, give me the bad new.
A second and less-important question. Windows 2000 or Internet
Explorer has saved a password for me at a login website. (I must
have clicked yes on a dialog box without reading it and should
have clicked no.) I consider easy-access to the password to be
a security risk and would like to delete the password from the
computer. How to do this deletion?