When we buy a brand new Windows PC and it comes preinstalled with Windows 11 among other usual bundled software such as Norton Antivirus, Microsoft Office, and more. If you do not like the bundled software, you can easily uninstall it from your PC through the “Apps and Features” section of Windows settings. You can also use a PowerShell script (Bloatware Removal Utility) to remove unwanted apps from Windows PC. But what if you do not like the Windows PC name that it came with? How are you going to change the Windows 11 computer name?
Here is how we can rename a Windows 11 PC the easy way:
- Press Win+I to open Windows settings. Alternatively, we can also click on the Start icon in the taskbar and then on the cogwheel icon in the Start menu.
- In the Windows settings, your PC name will be displayed on the top very close to the Windows Updates status. Click on the Rename displayed under the PC name.
- You have to type the new PC name. The PC name can contain letters and numbers only but not exclusively contain just numbers. You can also use some special characters like a dash (-). The PC name should be between 1 and 15 characters long. Click on the Next button after entering your new PC name.
- It will ask you to restart the PC. You can choose to restart your Windows PC now or at a later time. The name change operation will be completed only after a full PC restart.
- Once your Windows PC has rebooted into Windows, you can check the new name by repeating the step 1 above. The system settings window will now display your computer’s new name.
As previously mentioned, there are some rules and limitations that you have follow when picking a new name for your Windows 11 PC. For complete details of limitations of Windows PC names, you can read documentation from Microsoft : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/identity/naming-conventions-for-computer-domain-site-ou.