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Win 7 newbie-Problems in network land!


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#1 Big-Gee

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:00 PM

Hi All..

Just installed windows 7. On setup I gave the computer a name. e.g. My-PC

"my-PC" was part of a homegroup which I thought I had to set up. I already had a network called homenet that I thought this might allow me to join. Instead, homegroup became a new network. Not what I wanted. I removed the homegroup and all was OK.

Under "network" in windows explorer, all XP computers, NAS box, and attched printers showed up, along with the new win7 pc, "My-pc" so all seems to be OK.

I did not like "My-PC" as the name of the win 7 computer so I renamed it. e.g. "My-New-PC". I rebooted and when the network list came up, both "My-PC" and "My-New-PC" BOTH showed up in the list, but "My-PC" in not accessible. Since it no longer exists withthat name, how can I remove the name from the network?

So to summarizing this I have a renamed computer where the old name AND the new name for the same computer exisits on the network, but the old name is unaccessible and I want to remove it fromthe network(list).

How do I do that?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Cheers!

Big-Gee

Edited by Big-Gee, 28 September 2012 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:41 PM

OK... I figured this out....

Problem: rename computer and old name remains in the network list. How to remove it?

Solution:
1. Click Start.
2. Type cmd in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
ipconfig /flushdns (there is a space between ipconfig and / )
4. after cmd executes type exit and press ENTER.

Check windows explorer and "network" and the old name is gone.

Now we all know!

Cheers!

Big-Gee

Edited by Big-Gee, 28 September 2012 - 02:42 PM.





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