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How to change the Hostname for my Windows XP OS ?

Recently, i have formatted my computer and reinstalled few programming stuffs like SQL etc ..!

At present my host name is like .. ABC-121212HEHX which is unable to remember.

I want to change the hostname to "Former" which was my actual hostname.

And on doing so, whether this is affect my SQL Installation ?

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For considerations with SQL server when renaming the host machine look here:… – squillman Mar 23 '11 at 20:53
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You can do this using this way:

  • Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click System.
  • Click the Computer Name tab, and then click Change
  • Type the new computer name in the Computername dialog box.

You will need to restart your computer after this.

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