How do I change a Computer Name and Domain or Workgroup in Windows 7?

NOTE: Save all work and close all programs first.
If using Windows Embedded Standard 7, changes will need to be committed using EWF Manager.

  • Click the Start button, right click the mouse over Computer and select Properties.
  • In Computer Name, Domain and Workgroup Settings, select Change Settings.
  • Select the Computer Name tab in the System Properties dialog box.
  • Next to 'To rename this computer...', click Change.
  • Change the Computer Name and press OK.
  • Select Member of Domain or Workgroup - enter the name and press OK.
  • Click OK at the Restart Computer dialog box.
  • Click Close to close the System Properties dialog box.
  • If using:
    • Windows 7 Professional: select 'Restart Now'.
    • Windows Embedded Standard 7: