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Change Computer Name

My computer name was changed to Admin-PC.

How do I change it to ADMIN-PC1 ?

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Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings - > Computer Name ->  (Change computer name).
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to be the administrator of the computer to change the name. Is that what happened? That is, are you the admin?

As noted above Computer Name is the same place it has always been in Windows.

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Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Dovberman,
After reading the first two expert comments above, I'm wondering if the problem is that you can't find Control Panel in W8 (happened to me before I started using Classic Shell). If that's the case, you do it by bringing up Search and start typing it in the search box. As you get a few letters in, you'll see it. Here's a screenshot (click to enlarge it) that I captured after getting up to "cont" (yellow arrow below):

W8 Control PanelAt this point, just click on the Control Panel item (red arrow above). Regards, Joe
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DovbermanAuthor Commented:
I had downgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.0.  The reinstallation cleaned everything.

I made a mistake naming the computer during the setup.  Therefore my restore software (IBackup) is attempting to restore to ADMIN-PC1.  BTW, I installed the Stardock Start button.

My path is Control Panel->System and Security
not Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings - > Computer Name ->  (Change computer name).

Please advise.

DovbermanAuthor Commented:
I found it.

DovbermanAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all.
Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Stardock's Start8 works well and is reasonably priced at $4.99, but if you want "classic" functionality beyond that, I recommend Classic Shell, which is even more reasonably priced at $0.00. :)  Regards, Joe
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