Changing the computer name in Windows 7 is not a hard process, but there are some things that you want to keep in mind, such as: Try not to choose a really long name, keep it to fifteen characters or less and choose a descriptive computer name. It is recommended to use Internet-standard characters, like using numbers from 0 through 9, letters from A through Z (lowercase and uppercase), and the hyphen (-) character; avoid using just all numbers or spaces, or special characters like < > ; : ” * + = \ | ? , these are invalid ways to name a computer in Windows. Follow these steps to change your computer name:

  1.  Save all your documents and then close all running programs.

  2.  Go to Start , in the search box type system, and from the search result under Control Panel, click System.

  3.  In the System window under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change settings (type the administrator password if required).

  4.  Now under the Computer name tab, click the Change button.

  5.  Look for the Computer name field, delete the current computer name, and type the new name, then click OK (enter user name and password if required).

  6.  Your computer need to be restarted for the changes to take effect, click OK, Close and Restart Now.

And now you should have a Windows 7 system with a brand new computer name. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.