Windows 10: Computer name?

Discus and support Computer name? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I just noticed when checking my router that my Windows 10 computer is named something like DESKTOP-XXXXXX, where X is a bunch of random letters and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Raident, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Raident Win User

    Computer name?


    I just noticed when checking my router that my Windows 10 computer is named something like DESKTOP-XXXXXX, where X is a bunch of random letters and numbers. Then I remembered that unlike with Windows 8.x, setup (in the clean install sense) never asked me to enter a name for the computer...

    As I have several more PCs that I need to install Windows 10 on, I'm wondering if I missed something during installation. Or are these autoassigned names simply the new norm for Windows 10, and I'll just have to go into System to change it post-installation?

    :)
     
    Raident, Aug 16, 2015
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  2. Computer' Win User

    Computer Freezes after being Idle for a while [WINDOWS10]

    So, I'm playing something, lets say ROBLOX. I leave it idle for a bit and it always seems to have a guaranteed crash. This does not happen sometimes, so I can't force it to happen. I've been having to force shutdown when this happens which may jack up
    my PC. This also only happens very randomly because most days, it doesn't happen at all, then another day I have to force shutdown at least 5 times. I don't know if this would happen to it without apps on.
     
    Computer', Aug 16, 2015
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  3. A big problem when upgrading from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro!!!

    "When I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro, to the" Finalyzing your settings ... "step, the screen gradually turned black .. When I reopened the machine, the screen is black, does not
    display the menu. I have checked the monitor, the VGA connection cable but can not fix it.

    Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Performance & system failures
     
    QuânTriệu Computer, Aug 16, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Computer name?

    Brink, Aug 16, 2015
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  5. Fafhrd Win User
    I wonder that this change of computer name from the default given on setup to a meaningful (to me) name, may be the reason for my insider status becoming unavailable with error 0x80310052, or failure of re-activation of a build that was apparently already activated on clean install.
    Sign in to your Microsoft account indicates that the computer name and MSA are part of the registration of the PC with the insider program.
     
    Fafhrd, Aug 16, 2015
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  6. Ztruker Win User
    My computer names were already set the way I wanted when I did the upgrades and I have not tried a Clean Install yet (don't see any reason too as everything is working as it should so far).

    If what you stated is true that's a bad design, to base some registration of identification on something that can be changed by the user.
     
    Ztruker, Aug 16, 2015
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  7. hiphopper Win User
    I do not believe the Windows Insider program is linked to computers. It is linked to your Microsoft account. If you sign in with the same account on each computer it should be on the Insider program.

    However, there is a configuration you can change that will keep you from getting Insider updates from Windows Update. If you disable feedback in settings the system will not allow you to select Windows Insider updates. Go to Settings-Privacy-Feedback&diagnostics and see what your setting are there.
     
    hiphopper, Aug 17, 2015
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  8. Ztruker Win User

    Computer name?

    On a global Insider basis I agree, but not down at the individual computer level. Each one has a generated hash that is stored with the computer somewhere in Microsoft-land. If the computer name is changed, what impact does that have on that specific computer.

    Fafhrd's conjecture is that this may have contributed to the failure to reactive on a clean install since he changed the computer name.
     
    Ztruker, Aug 17, 2015
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  9. hiphopper Win User
    Presumably all that needs to be done is login to the computer with the proper Insider login credentials and you can reset your Insider updates in Windows Update. I don't see a reason why changing the computer name would cause an error or failure.

    To the Windows Insider program it ought to just look like a new computer.
     
    hiphopper, Aug 17, 2015
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  10. Ztruker Win User
    Exactly! And a new computer must do an upgrade before it can do a Clean Install, thus the error.
     
    Ztruker, Apr 4, 2018
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