Windows – Show computer name on Windows desktop computer icon

windows 7windows xpwindows-registry

I know how to do this in Windows XP, as explained in this answer, but it seems that LocalizedString in HKLM\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} is locked in Windows 7. Every time I try to edit it, I get the following error, Cannot edit LocalizedString: Error writing the value's new contents

Does anyone know how I can edit this to show the computer name on the desktop’s "Computer" icon?

Best Answer

That key is protected. To write to it, you need to give yourself write permission to it.