Windows 10 Hostname


From the June 2022 release to the March 2023 release, the Windows 10 hostname will be the default randomized/generated one by Windows, usually something like “DESKTOP-XXXXXXX” instead of the serial number, which either “ERXXXXXXXX” or “CCPXXXXXXXX”. The fix is planned for the March release of 2023.

This issue affects images for the following release cycles:
June ’22
Sept ’22
Dec ’22

Production begins shipping with the new image about a month after the initial release. So this issue effects machines built between July 15th 2022 through April 14th of 2023.

This only affects/affected Windows 10 and not Windows Server.


There are several ways to update the hostname in Windows. Below are steps to change the hostname using Powershell.

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Type Powershell, then right-click on Windows Powershell and select Run as administrator.
  3. Locate the Serial Number of your machine using the sticker on the side, then type the following to update the hostname (replacing SerialNumber with your actual Serial Number):
    Rename-Computer -NewName "SerialNumber"
  4. Type the following to restart the machine: