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Greg
05-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Each time I rename My Computer, after a reboot it decides to go back to "My Computer".

This minor problem irritates the heck out of me.

Any ideas as to how I can make the change permanent, please?

This has only been an issue since I performed a Repair recently.

Thanks!

(WinXP Pro Sp1)

Rob99
05-03-2006, 11:36 PM
How are you trying to rename it, through explorer, registry or resource hacking? My guess is only the last two will work as it is a default windowsXP folder.

SurferJoe46
06-03-2006, 04:40 AM
I just right clicked on the My Computer icon, clicked on RENAME and did it...it stuck over a year ago and is still the way I made it...

but of course, I am using SP2 too.

drcspy
06-03-2006, 05:41 AM
just did that with my pc and it 'took' fine.........maybe you got some security app running that prevents such activity ?

netchicken
06-03-2006, 06:22 AM
its sentient!!

Things to try...
Use 'please' next time you try to change it.
Don't show fear, computers can tell immediatly.
Wave a heavy computing manual in a threatening manner at it (If you don't have one stick the cover of PCworld over an old telephone book)
Pick it up off the desk and threaten it with the old "1.. 2.. 3.. drop!"

kingdragonfly
06-03-2006, 03:50 PM
I find sacrificing a chicken while standing on one my right leg only while saying "oom shock-a-locka" repeatedly helps.

It's stored in the registry here
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\CLSID\
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

MyComputer
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

RecycleBin
{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

NetworkNeighborhood
{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

Dialup
{a4d92740-67cd-11cf-96f2-00aa00a11dd9}

ControlPanel
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

Printers
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

ScheduledTasks
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

Poppa John
07-03-2006, 06:51 PM
I just right clicked on the My Computer icon, clicked on RENAME and did it...it stuck over a year ago and is still the way I made it...

but of course, I am using SP2 too.


Joe... Is SP2 too the same as SP4 ???
PJ :groan:

Poppa John
07-03-2006, 06:52 PM
Joe... Is SP2 too the same as SP4 ???
PJ :groan:



Or perhaps SP 22?? PJ

Greg
08-03-2006, 06:28 AM
My CLSID doesn't have any of those values. :confused:

[edit] Did a search and found that My Computer string in another location. There's several instances of Display Name, so I'm gonna muck around with them. We'll see.


It's stored in the registry here
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\CLSID\
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

MyComputer
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

RecycleBin
{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

NetworkNeighborhood
{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

Dialup
{a4d92740-67cd-11cf-96f2-00aa00a11dd9}

ControlPanel
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

Printers
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

ScheduledTasks
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

kingdragonfly
08-03-2006, 10:02 AM
Those are the hard coded class id's. No PC's will have all of them, but there should be at least a couple here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\CLSID\