I can change easily Router and Switch names in Packet Tracer using hostname command in global config mode. But how could I change a label of a Generic PC, let's say from PC0 to Sales? i could not find one. I know there should be a way since I saw some Cisco Packet tracer example files that has different labels for their PCs.

I am using by the way Cisco Packet Tracer 6.3 for your information.

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  • No it did not. I have to use Win 7 in order to do the configuration but not on Win 10.
    – Edper
    Aug 4, 2017 at 3:38

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Two options:

  1. Single click on the computer's name. A text box might pop up (worked intermittently for me in 6.2) where you can input a new name.

  2. Click on the computer, go to Config, and change the display name.

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    Unfortunately, I could not see the Config tab on my Windows 10. But on my other computer running Windows 7, I was able to see the Config tab and could change the label. However, my current working computer (which is a laptop) is running on Windows 10 and the Windows 7 computer that I mentioned about is a PC which I don't have access all the time. Thanks for your reply.
    – Edper
    May 5, 2017 at 12:10

If the Config tab is not showing up, in the top toolbar go to Options > Preferences > Hide, and make sure "Hide Config Tab is not checked.


You can do it by using the command "set pcname"

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