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How to change computer name in XP?

On a Windows XP/Server 2003 machine system name can be changed as follows.

  • Click Start Button
  • Right click ‘My computer
  • Select ‘Properties
  • Select the tab ‘Computer name

Now you can see the computer name and also the name of the domain it is joined to if it is a XP professional or 2003 server box. We do not see domain name in XP Home machines.

  • Now click on the button ‘change

Here we can reset the computer name and also join the computer to a different domain.

Also see How to change computer name from command line?

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