Change Computer Name in Windows 11
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Change Computer Name in Windows 11 Step by Step

It is very pretty simple to change computer name in Windows 11 (default computer name). You can change the PC name throughout the Windows 11 Settings tab. You can also use Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell or to change the name of your Windows 11 system. Here are the steps to change your computer name on Windows 11.

Change Computer Name via Windows Settings

To change the computer name, right-click on This PC and then select properties.

Right-click this PC

Select rename this PC.

Device specifications windows 11

Or you can open the Windows settings app and then select projecting this PC.

Windows settings

Select rename your PC.

Settings projection to this pc

Enter a new computer name under the current PC name and then click Next.

Rename your pc

Select the Restart now button.

Rename your pc

Change Computer Name using System Properties

We can also have the option to change our computer name from the properties.

To change the computer name, hold the WINDOWS+R key to launch the run command, type sysdm.cpl, and then click ok.

Run command sysdm.cpl

The System Properties will open by default, Select the Change button.

System properties

Under computer name/domain changes, type a new computer name and then select ok.

Computer namedomain changes

Click on ok.

Must restart your computer

Click close.

System properties

Make sure that you have saved files before restart.
Select Restart Now.

Must restart your computer

Change Computer Name using Command Prompt

To rename your computer, run the command prompt as an administrator.

wmic computersystem where name=”Present Name” call rename name=”New Name”

In the command prompt window, switch the present Name with the current name and then New Name with the new name you wish, and then press enter.

Command prompt rename PC

Now close the Terminal and then restart the computer for the changes to reflect.

Command prompt rename computer

Change Computer Name via PowerShell Command

You can also change the system name with the Powershell command. Right-click on Windows 11 start button and then select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Windows PowerShell (admin)

Enter the below PC rename command in the PowerShell window.

Rename-Computer -NewName “New Name”

Change ‘New Name’ with the new name for your PC, and then hit enter.

Rename-computer PowerShell

Warning: Restart the computer for the changes to come into effect. Close the PowerShell window and restart the system.

Rename-computer PowerShell

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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