Computer Name change after Clean Install


  1. Posts : 57
    Win 10 PRO x64
       #1

    Computer Name change after Clean Install


    Just 'Clean Installed' my system - mainly to resolve the integrity issues being reported when I ran sfc /scannow. Seems to have resolved the issue as those integrity issues are now no longer being reported.

    Now running at Win 10 Pro 64-bit, V1903 b18362.449

    My 'Computer name' / 'Full computer name' has changed in the System Properties.

    I changed it back to its previous name with which I am familiar - so it aligns with my reference notes etc.

    Questions:
    - Are there any implications of changing it back to the original system generated name?
    - On what is the default Computer name generated ie. is it totally random or based on system serial number or something?

    Thanks
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 1,620
    Windows 10 Home
       #2

    Not sure, being a Windows 7 person; however, it is possible you changed the "surface name" -- the real name might still be what the system named it. If that is so, this might be a better way: Rename system-named account back to what it was; create a new account, your account, with your desired name -- make sure all that you want exists; perhaps activate the built-in administrator account; if all is well, delete the system created account with the name you did not want. I know Windows 7 works this way, not sure about W10.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 30 Oct 2019 at 16:06.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #3

    I wrote a blog post about this once, so I'll refer you to that: Win10 Computername Generation. Hope you find this helpful.
    Cheers!
    --Ed--
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 57
    Win 10 PRO x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    RolandJS said:
    Not sure, being a Windows 7 person; however, it is possible you changed the "surface name" -- the real name might still be what the system named it. If that is so, this might be a better way: Rename system-named back to what it was; create your account with your desired name -- make sure all that you want exists; perhaps activate the built-in administrator account; if all is well, delete the system created account with the name you did not want. I know Windows 7 works this way, not sure about W10.
    I have checked and everything is available under my account (local Admin) as before - so all looks and works ok. I noted that when I sign into my MS Account it records my devices by the assigned Computer Name. When I changed this device name, it reflected that change in the list of devices. Thanks.

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    EdTittel said:
    I wrote a blog post about this once, so I'll refer you to that: Win10 Computername Generation. Hope you find this helpful.
    Cheers!
    --Ed--
    Brilliant references! - fills a knowledge void . Thank you.
      My Computer


 

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