Win XP Machine Named in Error

  Blott 11:59 24 Nov 2004

I recently purchased a computer with which I am enjoying (?) my first encounter with XP.

First thing I didn't do was to read instructions.

First thing I did do, when invited by XP was to give the machine a name (for use if networking, I think).

Unfortunately, I gave it a name that I now want to use as a user name.

Is there any way I can alter the name I gave the machine, and, whilst about it, can I alter a user name as well ?

Best regards to all


  powerless 12:03 24 Nov 2004

Computer Name: Start, Control Panel, System, Computer Name, Change.

User Name: Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, Click the account, change my name.

  PsiFox 12:03 24 Nov 2004

Click start
right click my computer

Select properties
Click on computer name
click change and change name in top box.


  JIM 12:07 24 Nov 2004

start,right click my computer.propeties and open my computer name. Change there if that's what you mean for computer discription name.

If you want to rename for a network workgroup name,select the change box below.

  Blott 23:27 24 Nov 2004

Thanks all - your help much appreciated.


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