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Windows 10 - How to change "This PC" to "Computername" by GPO

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  • This is what I found that is different from Windows 7

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

    Standard - REG_SZ - %computername%

    Friday, March 11, 2016 3:22 PM

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  • Hello,

    The 'Academic Initiatives - Technical Queries' forum is for posts Related to technical / coding / programming related issues as related to Microsoft's Academic Initiatives.

    As it's off-topic here, I am moving the question to the Where is the forum for... forum.

    Karl


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    Monday, March 14, 2016 9:19 PM
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  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows 10 IT Pro forums.

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    Monday, March 14, 2016 9:20 PM
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  • Also it would probably need to be expandable string to resolve a variable. Reg_Expand_SZ

     

     

     


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    Monday, March 14, 2016 10:30 PM
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  • I was successful in changing "This PC" to "Computer - %USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%" where the the system variables display as the current User name and the computer name. The following is how I made it happen on a fully patched version of Windows 10 Professional Build 1803 as of 23 May 2018 running under VMWare Workstation Pro 14.1.2:

    Change the Desktop This PC Icon to read:  Computer - username on computername
    To effect this change:
    1. Run regedit
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    3. Delete this key.
    4. Doubleclick the Computer Name.reg file to import the registry key into the Registry
    5. Give permission to allow the import to take place.
    6. Close Regedit
    Done!

    Listed below is the registry export. You will want to open a text editor and copy/paste the contents below into a txt file and rename the file "Computer Name.reg".

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
    @=hex(2):43,00,6f,00,6d,00,70,00,75,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,20,00,2d,00,\
      20,00,25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,4e,00,41,00,4d,00,45,00,25,00,20,00,6f,\
      00,6e,00,20,00,25,00,43,00,4f,00,4d,00,50,00,55,00,54,00,45,00,52,00,4e,00,\
      41,00,4d,00,45,00,25,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll,-109"

    Understand that this will only work for the currently logged in user unless you effect these changes as the Local Administrator Account and then sysprep the computer opting to copy the Administrator Profile to the Default User Profile. Then all users should receive this change. Best Wishes!



    Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:25 PM