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Change “My Computer” icon text on desktop (For Windows 2000).

You can display the name of the currently logged in user along with the computer name as “My Computer” icon text.

Tweak for : Windows 2000
Windows shows “My Computer” as the text associated to the icon on desktop. But, you can change the name to display the currently logged in username along with computer name in the format “User name on Compute name”.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and search the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry path listed below. Now, check the string value “Default” and delete the Value data contents, if the key exists.

In the second step, navigate to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry path given below and rename the String value “LocalizedString” to “LocalizedString-default”.

Finally, again go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedt32” (this is essential for Multi-String and Expandable String Values in Windows 2000) and navigate to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry path listed below. Here, create an Expandable String value by the same name “LocalizedString”, and input the Value data as “%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%”.

However, if you want to get the original name back, delete the new “LocalizedString” value and rename the default value to “LocalizedString”.

Refresh view of your computer for the changes to take effect.

Show username and computername in place of My Computer.reg

The ".reg" file can show any other name in place of "My Computer".

Show My Computer (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can show "My Computer" as the computer name.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

"My Computer" text on desktop is replaced by currently logged in user name and computer name.

"My Computer" Text is not changed.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\] key, right-click on the "Default" String value and click on "Delete".

Third, go to the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\] key, right-click on the "LocalizedString" String value and click on "Rename" to change the name to "LocalizedString-default".

Fourth, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit32".

Fifth, go to the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\] key, click on the "File" menu and click on "Add Value".

Sixth, enter the value "LocalizedString" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Finally, enter the value "%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)

Category : Display > Desktop

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

 
 
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