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Display the computer name on the Start screen?

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    Display the computer name on the Start screen?


    Does anyone know a way to display the computer name somewhere on the Start screen? I would like to get it to display in the user details in the top right corner, but I'm always open to other ideas.

    I looked through the registry, and the only thing I could find was HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture. I tried changing the value for DisplayName to %computername% but it just goes back to blank after logging off/on or restarting explorer.exe.

    Thanks

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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    My computer name is the same as my login name as I am the only one on this system.

    Jim
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Display the computer name on the Start screen?
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