Windows 10 Tutorial: How to Change Your PC and Laptop Name with Ease

In this Windows 10 guide, we will be taking a look at how to change your computer name in Windows 10. By default, Windows will choose a random name for your PC and this can make it a little confusing when it comes to browsing for your computer on the network.

The computer name you choose will be the name that is displayed on your local network and domain network, so choose wisely.

Why change PC name?

Changing your computer name in Windows 10 is fairly straightforward and doing it will make life a lot easier if you have a fair amount of other computers connected to the network you use. This will make it easier for you to identify.

But just remember to use a name that you will recognize, so it will be easier to find on your network.

How to rename your PC Windows 10

Below are the steps for changing your Windows computer name.

1. Open File Explorer > Right-click on This PC > Then select Properties

Right-clicking on This PC in File Explorer context menu

2. Under “Computer name, domain and workgroup settings” click on Change Settings

Selecting Change Settings under Computer name and Domain Settings

3. Select the Computer Name tab > Then click on Change

Selecting Change under Computer Name tab

4. Type in your new computer name > Press OK

Choosing a new Computer name in Windows 10

How to change computer name in Windows 10 using CMD

Press the Windows key, type “cmd” and press Enter

To change the computer name, type the below code and press Enter

WMIC computersystem where name="%computername%" call rename name="<new-computer-name>"

Replace new-computer-name with the name of your computer then restart Windows

How to change computer name in Windows 10 using PowerShell

Press the Windows key, type “PowerShell” and press Enter

Type the following command and press Enter

Rename-Computer -NewName "<new-computer-name>" -Restart

Replace new-computer-name with the desired name for your computer

Now Press Y and Enter then restart Windows

That’s the end of our guide on how to change computer name in Windows 10. Hopefully, it will now be easier to find your PC on your network.

If this guide helped you out, we have more Windows 10 guides here.

Check out the video tutorial here on How To Change The Name Of Your PC In Windows 10 Tutorial if you are getting stuck.

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