Thursday, August 19, 2010


Find Your PC Name In Windows 7 And Windows Vista

Normally the person installing the windows will give your PC a name. And why it is important because your PC’s name is the name others see when they access your shared folders over the network, so make it a good one.

Here is how you can find the name of your PC.
  1. In Control Panel, open System, click the Advanced system settings link on the left, and then choose the Computer Name tab. Ignore the Computer description field and instead look at the Full computer name entry immediately beneath it: this is your PC’s name.
  2. Or, open a Command Prompt window, type hostname at the prompt, and press Enter.
A hostname is a label that is assigned to a device connected to a computer network and that is used to identify the device in various forms of electronic communication such as the World Wide Web, e-mail or Usenet. Hostnames may be simple names consisting of a single word or phrase, or they may include the name of a Domain Name System (DNS) domain at the end, that is separated from the host specific label by a full stop (dot).

Each computer on your local network must have a different name, but they should all have the same Workgroup name. If you need to rename your PC or modify the Workgroup name, click the Change button (don’t use the Network ID button).

When you’re done, you may have to restart Windows for any changes to take effect.


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