Change Computer Name in Windows 7

When you install Windows 7 for the first time you get a random generated name for your computer if you accept the defaults. Many times, this name will not make any sense to you. Furthermore, you may get an OEM version of Windows that will have an even more nonsensical name associated with it. Therefore, you may want to change the name to fit the role of the computer, or make it more easily identifiable on the network. Changing the name of Windows 7 computer is a pretty straight forward process and very simple to do. This article will go over the steps needed to change the name on your Windows 7 computer.

The first thing you will want to do is go into the System Properties. There are a few different ways to get there. You can click on Start, then right click on Computer and then left click on Properties, for example.

Alternatively, you can go to the run menu by clicking the WINDOWS KEY + R, and in the box that appears, type in “sysdm.cpl”

Then hit the OK button to open your System Properties.

There are several things you can do inside of System Properties, but we are focused on changing the name of the computer. In this window, you can already see the current computer name next to the words “Full Computer Name”. From the Window you see, click on the “CHANGE” button.

Another window will open where you can enter a new name for the computer.

In the blank below Comptuer Name, you can change the name to something else. Once you have typed something else in the blank, hit the OK button to apply the changes.

You will get a prompt to restart your computer before the changes will take effect.

Hit the OK button, and then the Close button in System Properties. You will get another prompt to restart your computer. You can elect to restart the computer now or restart the computer at another time.

After the computer reboots, the change that you made will be finished and the computer will be referenced by the new name.

As you can see, changing the name of a computer in Windows 7 is not hard at all. You do not have to be stuck with that name automatically created when you install Windows 7, and that makes no sense at all. With this trick you can change the name to something that fits more with the role of the computer. And, it will be easier to find on a network.





PicExa Viewer Removal Guide

Picexa Viewer is a program that can be downloaded from its own website or some of the free download sites found online. It is touted as being an image viewer that delivers fast results. But, the company behind this, Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited has a reputation for delivering suspect applications in the wild. Some of them include WinZipper, and Omiga Plus.

This program may cause ads to appear on your machine. Even though it is not malware itself, it can still open you up to other issues. It can cause system issues, and redirect you to sites that can be problematic.

Also, the program is frequently bundled with other free software that may seem legitimate. Pay careful attention whenever installing free software because you may be getting more than you bargained for.


PicAxa removal

PicExa can be removed manually or automatically. Automatically is the preferred method because it is easier to do and it takes less work to complete. In order to perform the automatic installation, it is recommended that you use a program like SpyWare Hunter or a similar program. If you would like to try out SpyHunter, you can use the link below to complete the installation.


It is most likely that you got the PicAxa virus due to it being bundled with another program. That is why it is important to be careful whenever you install programs from free software websites. If you do insist on using free software websites, then you should be very careful when doing the installation. Try to always do the custom installation. This will give you the option to unselect all the extra programs that are being installed. And, it will give you the option to unselect the PicAxa application. If you do the custom installation, pay close attention to the installation and make sure you are selecting the correct option to deny the installation of the extra program.

How To Remove PicAxa

  1. Open up control panel by clicking on the start button in the lower left corner of your computer, and then going to Control Panel

  1. Once, you are in Control Panel, go to the link labeled “Uninstall a Program”. If your computer does not look like the view below, you may have to sort by categories at the top right.

  1. Once in the uninstall programs section, look for the offending program. You can scroll by date installed to find programs that were installed recently. This may be a clue as to what the offending program is. Once you have found the program, highlight it and select “Uninstall” to remove


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