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Computer Name and Work group - Windows 7 Tips

Assigning Computer Name and Work group in Windows 7

Assigning computer name and work group in Windows 7 is highly recommended, because it allows other computers to access your computer to access shared file or printer easily by using computer name.

Please note you need to assign unique computer name on each computer, but can group all home computers under same work group for easy access. Default work group in Windows 7 is WORK GROUP, same as default work group in Windows Vista and Windows XP.

1) Go to Start, right click Computer and click on Properties.

2) System Properties window will appear, and you can see the configured computer name and also work group. Just click Change settings to change those settings.

Note: You can also click Advanced system settings to make similar change.

3) System Properties window will appear. Select Computer Name tab and then click Change

Note: Feel free to key in your computer description too in Computer description box.

Note: You can also use wizard to join a domain or work group by clicking Network ID...

4) Proceed to key in new computer name and work group name in Computer Name/Domain Changes window. Finally click OK button to close all windows and restart your computer. Wow! You’ve done it!

Note: Make sure computer name is unique in your network, not more then 15 characters and avoid from using this characters for naming your computer: ` ~ @ # $ % ^ & ( ) = + [ ] { } | ; : , ‘ “ . < > / ?

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