Windows 10: Renaming PC creates extra ID

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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #11

    It is really easy.

    Tick the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" and press apply.
    Untick the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" and press apply
    Tick again the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" and press apply
    Then (assuming you don't want to enter a password), yet again, untick the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"

    The idea here is to make it forget the old PC name/user credentials and remember the new one. When you "untick" the box it makes you put in your password.

    There is no risk to do this and it only takes a minute. Worst case is you type the password wrong and it doesn't work in which case you can try again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    3 Weeks Ago #12

    lx07, you are so kind - but do I change the name to the desired name before going thru that process?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    3 Weeks Ago #13

    Yes, that right. Best of luck!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    3 Weeks Ago #14

    Tick the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" and press apply.
    Untick the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" and press apply

    You should now be prompted to select a user and enter your password, twice, just like you did the first time. This time though, it will save the new computer name and work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    3 Weeks Ago #15

    Fixed !!!


    Thank you


    EDIT - Except that the Desktop-****** is still showing on the network, cannot be accessed. I'm hoping the next reboot of the "master laptop" will get rid of it, not going worry now as all files are accessible on W230SS.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    3 Weeks Ago #16

    I used to see dead entries in "Devices" list for my Microsoft Account. The Online page "Manage my account online". I'd see the old name and the new one and have to manually delete the dead wood. It seems though, now, if I wait long enough the name changes on its own to match what I changed it to. Takes days some times though.

    You may have to shut all the PC's down together, then boot them up one at a time.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    3 Weeks Ago #17

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    It seems though, now, if I wait long enough the name changes on its own to match what I changed it to...
    That's what's happened, didn't take long either

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    You may have to shut all the PC's down together, then boot them up one at a time.
    That's what I was dreading!

    I'm just remembering when it first happened and I went to Microsoft Support - they were clueless. Three cheers for TenForums.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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