Computer Name Shows as Desktop-XXXXXX on Dell Systems that Ship with Windows 10

Computer Name Shows as Desktop-XXXXXX on Dell Systems that Ship with Windows 10





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Computer Name Shows Desktop-XXXXXX

You may notice that your Windows 10 system has a computer name "Desktop-XXXXXX" on both desktop and portable systems. (XXXXXX = any combination of 7 letters or numbers).

Windows 10 System Information


How to Change the Computer Name

You have several options that will allow you to change the computer name of a Windows 10 system.

From the Start menu

  1. Click/Tap Settings on the Start menu, The Settings Window will open.
  2. Click/Tap the System icon, (top left).
  3. Click/Tap About at the bottom of the left side menu.
  4. Then Click/Tap the Rename PC button
  5. In the Rename your PC Window, type in the new name in the box then Click/Tap Next and Click/Tap the Restart Now button.

Desktop Mode Menu

  1. Type sysdm.cpl in the search box then press the Enter key, this will open the System Properties window.
  2. Click/Tap the Change
  3. In the Computer Name/Domain Changes window type in the new computer name in the Computer Name box then Click/Tap OK then click Yes to restart the system

If you have further questions about this article, please contact Dell Technical Support.




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ID de l'article : SLN298982

Date de la dernière modification : 10/01/2019 11:17 AM


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