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Monday, May 2, 2011

How to Change the Workgroup Name in Windows XP

Networking two machines together for file sharing typically requires both machines to be on the same Workgroup. This guide will walk-through how to change the Workgroup name in Windows XP.

  1. Click Start.
    Start button
  2. Right click on My Computer and select Properties.

    Properties menu
  3. Select the Computer Name tab.

    Computer Name tab
  4. Click the Change button.

    Change button

  5. Type the new Workgroup name and click OK.

    Workgroup name
  6. Click OK on the two confirmation windows.

    Confirm name change
  7. Reboot the computer.

    Restart computer

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