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Create a Useful Name for My Computer

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
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This tweak makes it simple to determine which computer you are logged on to and who you are logged on as. Using this tweak will rename "My Computer" to "Username on Computername".

Using REGEDT32.EXE (this is necessary for REG_EXPAND_SZ) open your registry and find the key below.

Change the value of (Default) to equal "%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%".

Exit the registry editor, click on your desktop and press F5 (for refresh). The "My Computer" icon should now be rename to "Username on Computername".

Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
Value Name: (Default)
Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ


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