Windows computers have an identification number or name, which is set when the computer is new. The ID can be numbers, letters or a combination of these characters. If your computer is on a network, other users may see this name. You can customize this computer ID for clarification or if you simply want a change. Windows enables you to quickly modify the computer identification name from the System Properties dialog box.

Step 1

Open the Charms bar.

Step 2

Choose "Settings," and then select "Control Panel" and click "System."

Step 3

Locate the section marked "Computer name, domain and workgroup settings." Click "Change Settings" to open the System Properties window.

Step 4

Select the tab marked "Computer Name," and then click "Change." Delete the existing name or number and enter a new identification.

Step 5

Select "OK" and "OK" a second time. Exit the System dialog window.