How to Rename your Windows 10 PC

If you have clean installed Windows 10, you might have noticed that Windows 10 named your PC as “DESKTOP-(some characters)”. Normally, this doesn’t bother you and can live with it, but you can always change it to whatever you want.

Windows 10 PC Name

Windows 10 PC Name

There are several ways to change the computer name and Full computer name.

1. Click or tap Action Center icon on the taskbar and then click on “All settings”.

Action Center

Action Center

2. Click on “System”.

System Settings

System Settings

3. Scroll down the Settings menu and click on “About” located at the bottom of the left pane.


4. Click on “Rename” button in the right pane and key-in desired name without space or special characters.

Rename your PC

5. Windows will ask for restart. Save all your data, if any and proceed to restart your PC.

6. After restart, your PC will be renamed to the new name.

Rename Success

Rename Success

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.