Renamed pc, problems with network structure

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  1. BillA

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    I have a computer that used to be a pc in our den that I recently made my main media storage in basement, on that computer i changed the name to BasementMedia (vs denpc).

    I tried
    ipconfig /flushdns
    then
    ipconfig /registerdns

    but when I restarted it In network i still see denpc i'd like to remove that if possible, is this something I can do or do I just have to keep seeing denpc in the network list?
     
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    Also after renaming, that BasementMedia pc will not show up in homegroup listings on the other pcs, I tried leaving and rejoining the homegroup but still no luck, I can access it thru network to view files, but it used to be visable under homegroup listings for fast access to video folder.
     
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    So when you renamed it the dns didn't update?
    Screenshot (225).
    Is the network controlled by a server dns or just the router and a dhcp... I'd assume you still have the same ip address as before and thats the issue? If so then the fix is to reserve a new ip to that mac address which should work or the router/ server dns can be flushed but that is much more extreme.
     

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