Can I change the name of a computer

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Message 1085832 - Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 21:25:32 UTC

I have a new laptop that replaced an old one that was turned in. Is there any way in SETI to change that name of the old laptop to my new one so I can merge the two together? Thanks!


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Message 1085835 - Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 21:35:00 UTC - in response to Message 1085832.

Try if "the other" merge method works: go to the details page of one of the computers and scroll to the bottom, there's the "Merge duplicate records of this computer" link. That will work if there are no overlapping usage times.

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Message 1086133 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 18:43:19 UTC - in response to Message 1085835.

Thanks Gundolf! I gave that a shot with both the old PC and the new one but it states "no hosts are eligible"....???


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Message 1086143 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 19:13:10 UTC - in response to Message 1086133.

Then merging by name might be the way to go anyhow. The place to change the name is not SETI though, but windows.

However, why do you want to merge the database entries anyway? They are from different computers, after all.

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Message 1086144 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 19:14:56 UTC - in response to Message 1086143.

which is the point i was going to make. Unless the computers are very similar then renaming them wont work.


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Message 1086994 - Posted: 14 Mar 2011, 12:51:33 UTC - in response to Message 1086144.

The old PC had several years of data on it so I was just thinking of combining the numbers with the new PC. Thanks to both of you for responding!!


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