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Ok So I found an old computer at a yardsale for $10.Not fast (600mhz) but I just hooked it up to my network and will do for a file server.Anyhow,the computer name is LESA and I'm not LESA in fact not even close. Is there a way to change the computer name,other than a registry hack?

OS is XP Pro. Thanks in advance for any help.

John (not Lesa)

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yes do this

right click My Computer and go to Properties

click on the tab "Computer Name"

click on the button which says "Change"

Change the computer name and restart the computer.

Edited by Sir_Siddy

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You can also change who the PC is registered to with a real easy search and replace (not bad even if you've never messed with the registry).

Search for owner and replace w/ your name

You should have to do it about 10 times and it'll be set

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course ... I would recommend just reloading Windows in general since you don't know what crap (i.e. spyware or worse AOL) has been on there!

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how do you change the name of a windows 98? it didn work for me....................

-j0e

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