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"Network Error 38: The computer name you specified is already in use on the network."

This message is caused by your PC's computer names clashing with another same name on the Internet. You have to change your computer name as follows:

For Windows 10:

  1. Right click Windows Start Windows start to open context menu
  2. From the menu, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Choose System and Security, and then click System.
  4. Under Computer name, domain and workgroup settings, click Change settings.
  5. On the Computer Name tab, click Change.
  6. Under Computer name, delete the old computer name, type a new computer name, and then click OK. If your computer is part of a domain, you will be prompted to provide the name and password of an account that has permission to rename the computer in the domain.

For Windows 8:

  1. Click Windows Start Windows start to open the Start screen. 
  2. From the Windows Start screen, begin by typing Control Panel.
  3. Choose System and Security, and then click System.
  4. Under Computer name, domain and workgroup settings, click Change settings.
  5. On the Computer Name tab, click Change.
  6. Under Computer name, delete the old computer name, type a new computer name, and then click OK. If your computer is part of a domain, you will be prompted to provide the name and password of an account that has permission to rename the computer in the domain.

For Windows 7:

  1. Click Window Start button Picture of start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
  2. Under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change settingsAdministrator permission required. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. On the Computer Name tab, click Change.
  4. Under Computer name, delete the old computer name, type a new computer name, and then click OK. If your computer is part of a domain, you will be prompted to provide the name and password of an account that has permission to rename the computer in the domain.
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