How to Quickly Rename PC in Windows 8.1, 10

By: Radu Tyrsina
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As we have previously told you, in Windows 8.1, the traditional ‘My Computer’ has been renamed into ‘This PC’. But this isn’t actually the name of your PC, and if you want to change it, here is the easy step-by-step guide that you need to take to do just that.
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There are some quick things that you can learn inside Windows 8, such as seeing your PC Info, change Narrator settings, enable Quiet hours and many, many others. In our short guide, this time, we’ll explain how you can quickly, in under a minute, change the name of your PC. If you have been using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 for a while now, you’re probably aware of this, but here is is our step-by-step short tutorial for those who are fresh to the idea of Windows 8 and how it operates.

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Of course, you can still change the name of your PC by following the old way that applies to the desktop interface, but this time we’re only talking about the Modern aspect, because it’s much cooler! So, here we go.

1. Open the Charms Bar (swipe finger or mouse to the top right corner or press Windows logo + W) and from there choose the search button and type rename pc windows 8.1there ‘PC Settings‘.

2. From the ‘PC Settings’ menu, choose the ‘PC and Devices‘ sub-section.

3. From the ‘PC and Devices’ menu, select the PC info section.

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4. Rename your PC by choosing a combination of letters, hyphens and numbers. This isn’t like choosing a password, therefore, you can use something personal, just like I did.

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So, that’s about it. Leave your comment below and let us know what name have you picked for your computer, and you can also leave your screenshot, as I’m always curious to see how folks baptize their systems.

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