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How do I change my computer's name?

I bought a computer from a family member.  How do I personalize it?  I have all of the passwords, I just don't know how to change the computer name and the e-mail address linked to the computer.  For example:  when I go onto a website like craigslist and try to reply to someone, it automatically sends the e-mail from the previous owner's account.  I realize that this was done when the computer was first purchased and set up, but is there a way to change the primary user without having to start all over?

Associate Dean
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Re: How do I change my computer's name?

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XP? Vista? W7?


Email has to be changed in the email client software that is installed on the PC, try to determine which program is bing used, and I will point you to some instructions.


If you are talking about the user account name?


This can be done in Control Panel (icon view) > User Accounts > Change Your Account Name

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Re: How do I change my computer's name?

I just got a new laptop and I am not sure how I chose my account name but I want to rename it. How do I do this?

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