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I have renamed my PC but the original name - DESKTOP-U6BM90V - still appears in e.g. OneDrive under PC's and Nero Media Home.

 

I have attached a screenshot where you can see that I've changed the computers name and a sceenshot from OneDrive where you see how the original name is displayed.

 

 

 

This PC - properties.pngOneDrive.png

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>>> still appears in e.g. OneDrive under PC's and Nero Media Home.

Hi,

 

One Drive and Media Home are products from Microsoft and Nero. Please try

 

1.

   https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/forum/odwork-odfiles/onedrive-adds-computer-name-in-fil...

 

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  http://ftp6.nero.com/user_guides/mediahome/NeroMediaHome_Eng.pdf

 

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Thank you, but I have no problem with OneDrive files nor the installation of Nero Media Home. 

 

The problem is that I have changed the name of my PC from the name it had when it came from the factory to a more personal name, but it's still the factory given name that appears in OneDrive and Nero Media Home.

 

The name appears correctly if I search for my laptop via Bluetooth.

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Hi,

 

Again OneDrive and Nero are not HP products. Please try  their support forums:

 

  http://forums.windowscentral.com/onedrive/
  http://www.nero.com/eng/support/?vlang=gb

 

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I know they're not but perhaps you can explain how the default name of my computer is still showing?

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Hello MarianneDSthlm

 

If I may jump in and further explain.

 As you found out, just because you change the name of the computer in Windows properties does not mean that other programs will automatically change their properties or cache files to match.

 

To fix this, @banhien is suggesting you to contact those programs support sites to get the "correct way" to make those changes. We technically cannot do support for other companies programs.

 

But I will also add...

As I understand it, to fix the name change in OneDrive, you would need to add the computer to OneDrive again as a new computer (with the new name), then remove the computer with the old name.

Here is "one" way to do this as explained on the Windows Ten forums by Brink...

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5958-onedrive-fetch-files-add-remove-windows-10-pcs.html

 

I don't know how to fix the name change in NERO. You might have to completely uninstall and reinstall it. 

 

But I would ask on those programs support site's first. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it as it wont hurt anything but that's just my opinion.

 

Hope this clears up the confusion.

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