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Will clearing the CMOS reset a computer's name on a network?
    
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I doubt it. It just resets the motherboard to stock settings.
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No. A computer name is an OS value and not a motherboard value. The only network identifier on your motherboard itself is the MAC of your onboard NIC.
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To change the computer name on a network.. right click on my computer and goto Computer Name.. should be able to set it there if you have administration rights.
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To change the computer name on a network.. right click on my computer and goto Computer Name.. should be able to set it there if you have administration rights.
Ya, I am unable to get into Windows do to a network issue (Duplicate name on network). this is my computer at work and software for the network is installed on it so I am unable to log in local-only.
    
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Right click on my computer and hit properties.

Go to the tap up top called "Computer Name".

Click on the button that says "Change...".

And type in a new name!
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do you have a network admin that has a local user account that can log on and change it for you?
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