From the desktop click once with the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" from the drop-down menu, select "Properties" and click any mouse button. Dialog box appears – this is the window "Properties of system".
If you can't find on your desktop icon "My computer", set it from view. To do this, click the right mouse button on any blank area of the desktop, in the drop-down menu, select "Properties" and click any mouse button. The open dialog window "Properties: the Screen". In this window click the tab "desktop" and click "customize desktop" at the bottom of the window.
Additionally in the window "desktop Items" on the "General" tab find the section "desktop Icons". Set the marker in the field next to the inscription "My computer". Click OK in the dialog elements in the properties window click "Apply". The new settings will take effect. Close the properties window by clicking the OK button or the X icon in the upper right corner of the window. The icon "My computer" should appear on the desktop.
If you do not have the icon "My computer" on the desktop, call the window "Properties of system" from "control Panel". To do this, click "start" and select "setting" - "control Panel". If the panel is in classic view, select the System icon immediately. If the panel is displayed by category, find the desired icon under "Performance and maintenance" and click on it with the left mouse button – so you call the window "Properties of system".
To obtain information about your computer you can also from Windows "help and support". To do this, click with the left mouse button anywhere on the desktop and press F1. With the help of the search box or in "Index" scroll to "Information on this computer", click on "Show General information about the system, wait for the completion of data collection.
Advice 2 : How to change name in Windows XP
If the computer you created the account, someday you may need to change: change of the owner, or the user decided that he needs a different account name.
To change where an account is member of administrator. Start menu "start" and open "control Panel". Go to "Account" and select the entry you want to change. In the new window click on "Change name." Enter new information and click "Change name".
The same purpose can be achieved in any other way. Call the context menu by clicking with the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" and select "Manage". Open "Local users" and the folder "Users". In the right part of the window, mark the entry you want to modify, and call drop-down menu by clicking the right button. Choose the option "Rename" and enter new data.
In the registry to change the user name and the name of the organization that owns the computer. Using the Run command from the start menu call the Open box, type regedit. In the left pane of the registry editor window, locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.
To change the name of the organization, in the right pane, double-click RegisteredOrganization. In the string Value, enter the new name. Select RegisteredOwner, if you want to change the registered user name. Also, double click, call the string "Value" and change data.
Each computer network has a unique name that you can identify the computer in a workgroup or in a domain. To change this name, too, you need administrator rights.
Call the context menu by right-clicking on the icon "My computer". Choose the command "Properties" and go to the tab "computer Name". Click "Edit" in the window "computer Name" enter a new value. In the section "Is a member" you can specify which workgroup or domain the computer is part of.
Confirm your decision by clicking OK. You will be prompted to restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Press OK to confirm.