Windows 10: Changing printer name in Windows 10

Discus and support Changing printer name in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; In advertently my printer got named as my wife's computer, which causes untold confusion! How can I change the name of this printer as used by Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by PeterHellen, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Changing printer name in Windows 10


    In advertently my printer got named as my wife's computer, which causes untold confusion! How can I change the name of this printer as used by Windows 10?

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    PeterHellen, Sep 27, 2019
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  2. HaroldAE Win User

    How to change the name of a printer in Windows 10

    For clarity, I am using Windows 10 Pro, ver 1703, OS Build 15063.674. I asked how to change the name of a printer in Windows 10. All of the listed solutions want you to go to printer properties (most want you to go through Control Panel, for Windows 10,
    it is much easier to go through Start>Settings>Devices>Printers & Properties> Select Printer>Manage>Printer Properties>General.

    I can change the Label, and it accepts it under General, but if I select OK and return to the list of printers, it has not changed. If I re-inspect Printer Properties, the changed name is still there.

    Currently, I am not connected to this printer by network or USB. Is it because I am not connected to this printer?

    I have successfully changed another printer name that I am connected to with the same procedure.
     
    HaroldAE, Sep 27, 2019
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  3. Default Printer changing to Printer that's first in the "Port Name" List

    Hi All,

    I have an issue where the default printer keeps changing to the Printer that's Port Name is first in the "Port Name" List in ascending order, whenever I RDP into it.

    Some Note:

    • The default printer changes on the remote PC (The PC I RDP into).
    • All OS's involved are Windows 10 Pro x64.
    • I unchecked the "Printers" checkbox on the saved .RDP file.
    • I have turned the "Let Windows manage my default printer" option on and then printed from the correct default printer but then when I RDP into it from home it changes to the Printer that's Port Name is first in the "Port Name" List in ascending order.
    I cant rename the Port Name without re-adding the printers which I really don't want to have to do.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
    duncanwarrender, Sep 27, 2019
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  4. Changing printer name in Windows 10

    change windows 10 pc name

    We appreciate you getting back to us. To change the cmd name, we suggest that you follow this steps:

    • Open a Command Prompt (Adimin) window: Win+X, A, Alt+Y
    • Then run the following command to change your computer name to Donner: WMIC ComputerSystem where Name=COMPUTER-NAME call Rename Name=NewName
    • Reboot your PC.
    • Try to run ipconfig / all command, you should find that the Host Name in Windows IP Configuration list has been changed to the new name.

    Keep us posted with the result.
     
    Marilou Ser, Sep 27, 2019
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