Rename the My Computer Icon on the Local Computer

Renames the My Computer icon on the local computer, giving it the same name as the computer itself.

 
 
 
 
 
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8/10/2009
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  • How to implement it on Windows 7?
    5 Posts | Last post November 15, 2011
    • I used to be able to apply a little patch to the registry as a local administrator (in WinXP), but in Win7 I can no longer do that.
      
      Here's somewhat similar way of doing it, but I am not able to write to that part of the Registry. Any suggestions?
      
      
      Thanks,
      
      [Start] [Run] [Regedit]
      Registry Key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\ {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
      Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ [Expandable String Value] // Value Name: LocalizedString
      Rename the value [LocalizedString] to [LocalizedString.old]
      Modify/Create the Value Name [LocalizedString] according to the Value Data listed below.
      Create a REG_EXPAND_SZ [Expandable String Value] and name it [LocalizedString]
      Value Data for [LocalizedString]: [%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%]
      Exit Registry and Reboot
      
      “My Computer” icon will now reflect the current user and computer name.
      
    • The script worked on Windows 7.
    • I wonder what we can do to change "Network" icon name. Any help?
      
      Btw, the script worked on Windows 7, but it did not change the name in "Start" menu.
    • also works on 2008 r2 sp1. thanks!
    • Thanks Caramel and Anonymous for testing it!
  • Dos Window !!!
    2 Posts | Last post November 15, 2011
    • This works  fine. My  concern  is , it opens a DOS window &  show the  WSCript  ver etc... is there  any  possibility to  hide this window, while this run.
    • Out of curiousity, why hide the window?