Changing computer name
Posted on 2014-09-22
There are two desktops and a laptop on my local network, and I just added a new notebook. I was unhappy with the operating system on the new notebook, so I over-wrote the system disc with a saved image of the system disc from one of the desktops. The new notebook will now have the O.S. which I want, along with all the software and configuration which could have taken weeks to re-establish. However, the new notebook will also have the name of that desktop, which will result in a conflict on the network. I'd like some guidance on how to change the name of the new notebook, in order to avoid that conflict. To my understanding, it is not as simple as changing the computer name in System Properties. Every reference to the conflicting name must be replaced, including in user profile and in the registry. Please advise.