Some people like to see the computer name on the Computer icon on there desktop or in the start menu.

Username on Computername


  1. Open the Registry using Regedit.
  2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  3. Make the user you use Owner and give it Full Control
  4. Edit the LocalizedString with the following: %username% on %computername%.
  5. Close the registry and logoff

When you logon the Computername will be changed.


Posted in: Registry, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7