Cannot see PC on network since Windows 10 reset...

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  1. Posts : 1,471
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       #11

    I suppose changing the name in that manner is not sufficient?
    Probably not, you also got a whole new user SID, etc ... I'd back up, then remove any old credentials and try it again.
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  2. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Microsoft Bob
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       #12

    I'd back up, then remove any old credentials and try it again.
    Back up? And do you mean remove credentials from PCs 2 and 3?

    Also, I want to change the directory name that I see under users. It used to be simple (my first name) but now it defaulted to part of my last name. Can I change that name without causing a lot of trouble? I did not get a choice when going through the Windows setup.
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  3. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #13

    K, hang on ....
    You're using a MS Account now, were you using a MS Account before the reset or a Local Account ?

    When asked for credentials ...
    MS Account ... it's your MSA email / MSA password
    Local Account ... it's your username / password

    Back up?
    In Credentials Manager > Windows Credentials you can backup ALL of your credentials.

    Also, I want to change the directory name that I see under users. It used to be simple (my first name) but now it defaulted to part of my last name. Can I change that name without causing a lot of trouble? I did not get a choice when going through the Windows setup.
    Yes, you can change it, but I would NOT do that right now.
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  4. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #14

    FYI, just in case ...
    If you using a MS Account and want to switch to a Local Account, see this tutorial - Switch to Local Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Microsoft Bob
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       #15

    Sorry for the extended absence - I didn't intend to be gone that long - especially for the sake of continuity.

    You're using a MS Account now, were you using a MS Account before the reset or a Local Account ?
    I had never used an MS Account until the past month or so, but before the reset I'm unsure if I was using an MS Account or not.

    When asked for credentials ...
    MS Account ... it's your MSA email / MSA password
    Local Account ... it's your username / password
    I had configured all my machines to not require credentials for accessing network devices. Is there any reason why I shouldn't continue that practice?

    If you using a MS Account and want to switch to a Local Account, see this tutorial - Switch to Local Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    Is one (MS vs. Local) preferred in my situation?
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  6. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #16

    I had never used an MS Account until the past month or so, but before the reset I'm unsure if I was using an MS Account or not.
    K, that's why I was wondering about Credentials Manager and if it PC2 or PC3 had any old Windows Credentials in the form of UserName/Password vs Email/Password

    I had configured all my machines to not require credentials for accessing network devices. Is there any reason why I shouldn't continue that practice?
    Nope, your choice.

    Is one (MS vs. Local) preferred in my situation?
    Nope, one is not preferred over the other (MS vs Local), other than if asked for Credentials they are different as I noted.

    Note: Some people run into to issues using a Local Account without a Password, as I believe that's what Network Sharing will try to use by default and since the password can't be blank for Network Sharing things don't work as expected. I don't think this is an issue using a MS account since it requires a password to use.
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  7. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Microsoft Bob
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Probably not, you also got a whole new user SID, etc ... I'd back up, then remove any old credentials and try it again.
    I have backed up credentials on all three machines.

    Next, do I remove the old credentials on all machines?

    And how should I try again - the method I described in post #10 (copied below) or some other way?

    Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Computer Name
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  8. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #18

    Next, do I remove the old credentials on all machines?
    Edit: On PC2 and/or PC3 in Windows Credentials does PC1 have credentials and if so what are they ?
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  9. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Microsoft Bob
    Thread Starter
       #19

    In Credential Manager on PC 2, it shows an entry named DESKTOP-HGJ6ODI - I think that is the name PC 1 had when I first got it.

    Internet or network address: DESKTOP-HGJ6ODI
    User name: DESKTOP-HGJ6ODI\HomeGroupUser$
    Password: ********
    Persistence: Local Machine
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  10. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #20

    K. since DESKTOP-HGJ6ODI doesn't exist anymore you can delete it from Credentials Manager / Windows Credentials

    How about PC3 anything for PC1 or DESKTOP-HGJ6ODI ?
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