Computer Name

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  1. Solinari

    Solinari Ancient Guru

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    Hey,

    You know how you can set your "Computer Name" but it won't take spaces? Well I used to put something like Desktop-Computer because hyphens are allowed and spaces aren't. So I was messing around with it earlier and I thought; I'm going to change it to something like "Windows®7" and it worked, it said something about are you sure you want "non-standard computer name" or something and I clicked OK.

    I changed the 'Computer Description' to "Windows® 7 Ultimate", I don't care about Copyright and Registered Trademark symbols or anything like that, I just like the way it looks, it's different and I like that, I actually asked one of the Moderators on this forum if they could add a ® to the end of my name (or at least I think it was this forum, maybe it wasn't, it was some forum anyway) and they didn't oblige, not that I blame them.

    Then I thought if it is allowing Alt Code symbols like ® or © could I use the Alt Code for the hidden space - Alt 255 and I could! So I was able to change it. I changed it to simply "Desktop PC" and usually it wouldn't allow that space but because it's an Alt Code it works. So if you ever wanted to change the 'Full/Computer Name' and have a space in it then use the Alt Code for the hidden space (Alt 255).
     
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  3. Stukov

    Stukov Ancient Guru

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    I've always named my computer based on the "theme" of the system. For example when AMD had their Hydra name they used, that was the name of my system for a while (it was also a star constellation).

    Also, I always name my hard drives/SSD after Moons in the solar system ie Titan, Callisto, Ganymede, Deimos, Phobe, Triton etc (also correspond to size); and my networking groups have always been space themed, work group Solar (as in system), router named Constellation.

    Yeah, I usually use a Moon, Star, Planet, Constellation, etc as what I name everything. I'm not super into astronomy, but I was as a kid and that's my way to pay homage to my younger self, it also makes it easier to pick a name and be identified.
     
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    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    hallryu Don Altobello

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    For some reason, no one wants to hack into my computer :( .
     
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    Just name mine loophole35. I know I'm original.
     
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    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Holy moly the level of ingenuity is just breathtaking.
     
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    My naming scheme is based on my first name, and numbers (1-whatever).

    Will-1 (Desktop)
    Will-2 (Laptop)
    Will-3 (NAS)
    Will-7 (Printer)
    Will-4 (HDTV)
    Will-6 (Xbox 360)
    Will-5 (Blu-Ray Player)
     
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  15. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    My computers always get female names. My last one was named Sarah; this one is named Miranda.
     

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    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    ALTAIR. But not Altair 8800 the old 70's computer, but in honor of the greatest video game character of all time Altair Ibn La-Ahad.
     
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    I name my systems after their physical appearance. My first that I gave a name like that to was "MESA" as the case was Half-Life themed. Eventually I got to my current system with a green Corsair C70, "Ammocan".
     
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    I always use myname_mysurname.
     
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    I got really creative last time and called mine COMPUTER.
     

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