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Renamed PC, old name still shows up

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Emilie@Ideal

#1
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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Michael

#2
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 Computer