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  • Rename "My Computer" to Machine Name?

    I've been searching the web and here, but have probably just been using the wrong search strings. Anyway, I am building a core image for XP and would like all of the machines to display the machine name, instead of "My Computer" for the My Computer icon. I know it can be done, and it is just a registry key, but I can't seem to track down the correct one. Can anyone help me out with this?

    Also, did SysInternals (BGInfo) go away? Or is their site just down temporarily (I hope)?

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    Re: Rename "My Computer" to Machine Name?

    How lazy are some people?????

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?clien...=Google+Search

    FIRST LINK!
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      Re: Rename "My Computer" to Machine Name?

      The website is down for me as well but luckily I have a copy of:

      http://michaelarmstrong.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bginfo.zip

      And maybe this will sort out your other problem:

      http://www.windowsitpro.com/Windows/...8746/8746.html

      P.s. I found it with the first hit in google

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        Re: Rename "My Computer" to Machine Name?

        Originally posted by tonyyeb
        How lazy are some people?????

        http://www.google.co.uk/search?clien...=Google+Search

        FIRST LINK!

        Gee, that's friendly. But thanks, none the less. As I said, I must have been using the wrong search phrases.

        I guess asking others for help on a forum on a tech support site is now considered "lazy". Sure makes a person feel welcome here. And from a moderator no less.


        And Michael, thanks for the BGInfo!

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          Re: Rename "My Computer" to Machine Name?

          Originally posted by LarryN
          Gee, that's friendly. But thanks, none the less. As I said, I must have been using the wrong search phrases.

          I guess asking others for help on a forum on a tech support site is now considered "lazy". Sure makes a person feel welcome here. And from a moderator no less.


          And Michael, thanks for the BGInfo!
          Come on! The search string I used was "change my computer to computer name"!!

          How hard was that! It was my first attempt as well!

          Asking for help is only lazy if you haven't tried very hard to find the answer to a common problem. You didn't seem to have tried very hard.
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            Re: Rename "My Computer" to Machine Name?

            Closed.
            Search google before you post.
            If you're indeed to lazy to do it, i will close the thread.

            If you think i need to reopen it, PM me, otherwise it stays closed.

            Read the announcement first.
            http://forums.petri.com/announcement.php?f=23
            Last edited by Dumber; 17th July 2006, 23:14.
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