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How to rename "Computer" to "Username on Computername" in Windows 7 DeskTop

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This was a popular tweak for Windows XP and it worked also in windows Vista: it needed a very simple change in Windows registry:
System Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]

Rename the value named "LocalizedString" to "LocalizedString.old". Create a new REG_EXPAND_SZ value named "LocalizedString", and set the value to "%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%".

Exit the registry editor, click on your desktop and press F5 (for refresh). The "My Computer" icon should now be rename to "Username on Computername".

It does not work in Windows 7 because the system does'nt allow renaming the key
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