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Renamed PC, old name still shows up

  1. #1


    Emilie@Ideal Guest

    Renamed PC, old name still shows up

    I'm running Vista Home Premium and on a wired network. I actually renamed
    another PC on Vista without any issues prior to this, so I'm not sure what's
    going on.
    I renamed the PC, restarted it as it requested, and opened my network folder
    to verify the change I made to the name. The new name shows up, but the old
    one does too (on both the newly-renamed computer and when checking the
    network folder on the other computer). I can't double-click on the old
    network name - it gives me an error message that the path doesn't exist (as
    it shouldn't), but there are several computers on this network and I don't
    want anyone to get confused.......
    So is there any way to delete this old PC name?????

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  2. #2


    Michael Guest

    Re: Renamed PC, old name still shows up

    I have noticed that shuch changes sometimes take a long while to propogate
    through even a small network (i.e. just two machines - mine).
    You might just give it some more time. Also found that 'refresh' (right
    click option) sometimes speeds the process up, sometimes not.

    Michael

    "Emilie@Ideal" <Emilie@Ideal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1ADEECF4-1A5B-451A-8BE3-9A7CDB844116@microsoft.com...
    > I'm running Vista Home Premium and on a wired network. I actually renamed
    > another PC on Vista without any issues prior to this, so I'm not sure
    > what's
    > going on.
    > I renamed the PC, restarted it as it requested, and opened my network
    > folder
    > to verify the change I made to the name. The new name shows up, but the
    > old
    > one does too (on both the newly-renamed computer and when checking the
    > network folder on the other computer). I can't double-click on the old
    > network name - it gives me an error message that the path doesn't exist
    > (as
    > it shouldn't), but there are several computers on this network and I don't
    > want anyone to get confused.......
    > So is there any way to delete this old PC name?????



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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