How to Change the Name of a Windows 11 PC

Windows 11 is pretty new as it was released only this month but so many people have already upgraded their computers to this new  version of Windows. This is also because thousands of people have received the update to Windows 11 in form of a system update for Windows 10.

Once you have upgraded your system to Windows 11, you should also modify some of the settings to reflect the new operating system. For example, you may change the name of your PC so that it becomes much more personal.

Another reason for many people to change the name of their PC is that Windows picks a random name when installing the operating system. This name might look like DESKTOP-NONAME and is not really reflective of your computer use. You may choose a personal name such as TRISH-PC that shows who this PC belongs to.

So here is how you can change the name of a Windows 11 PC:

  1. Press the hotkey Win+I to open the Windows settings.
  2. In the settings windows, select the System category from the left side.Rename Windows 11 PC
  3. Click on the Rename displayed next to the PC name.
  4. In the new window that opens up, enter a new name for your PC and click Next.Rename Windows 11 PC
  5. It will inform you that after restart, your PC’s name is going to change. You can click on the Restart now button to restart the PC. However, if you are doing something important on your PC and do not want to restart your PC immediately, then you can choose to Restart later.Rename Windows 11 PC

This way we can easily rename a PC and personalize it. When you connect your PC over a local network such as WiFi network, your PC will be recognized by this new name. You can use the same steps to change the PC name any time you want.