Tips to change the network name in Windows® 7
What are the techniques to change the network name in Windows 7? What are the difficulties encountered while doing so and how can they be resolved?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system introduced by Microsoft. The version comes packed with many useful features. The interface of Windows 7 is more instinctive and user-friendly than its predecessors. One key feature of Windows 7 is the built-in multi touch mapping application, which lets users to intermingle with graphical applications with the touch of a finger. A computer that is running Windows 7 operating system must have a distinctive name so that other computers and networks recognize where to locate the computer and the files that are stored on it.
Below mentioned points provide information on the network name in Windows 7, tips to change network name and problems that can occur while changing network name:
- Tips to change network names
- Reasons for changing network names
Tips to change network names
In order to change the network name in Windows 7, first open the 'Control panel' utility and click the ‘Network and sharing center’ icon. Click on an active network icon and this will open the ‘Set network properties’ window. In the network name field, enter the new name that you want for your network. Then click the 'Ok' button to apply your settings. This will change the network name of your computer.
Reasons for changing network names
There are two major reasons why you need to change your computer’s name. First, if you purchase your computer from one of the major producers, your copy of Windows 7 is pre-installed in it. During set-up, the manufacturer give the computer a name that you may not like. Second, many Windows 7 users like to name their computer based on whom it belongs or where is it positioned, which makes it much simple to recognize on a network, particularly in a home with multiple computers.
Before you change the network name in your Windows 7 system, ensure that you are using a Windows 7 account with administrative rights. Otherwise, you will not be able to change the network name or the computer name. After changing the network name of a computer in a network, you must restart the system to apply the changes to take effect. Otherwise, you will have difficulty locating the computer.
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