How to Remove Domains From Windows XP

By Nick Davis

A Windows XP domain is a group of computers on a single network that share files and a primary database. The computers are connected to one main computer known as a server that contains the primary database. When you remove a computer from a Windows XP domain, the server's configuration data is still present on the removed computer. Before you can place the removed computer onto another domain, you must remove the configuration data related to the first Windows XP domain by modifying the computer's network setting.

Step 1

Click "Start." Right-click on "My Computer."

Step 2

Select "Properties." The "System Properties" dialog box opens.

Step 3

Click on the "Computer Name" tab.

Step 4

Click the "Change" button.

Step 5

Click in the box under the wording "Domain" under the heading "Member of."

Step 6

Highlight the name in the box with your mouse. Press the "Delete" key on your computer's keyboard.

Step 7

Click "OK," "OK."

Step 8

Click "Start," "Turn Off Computer," "Restart" to restart your computer. The domain is now removed from your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • If a Workgroup name is present in the "Workgroup" box below "Domain," click on the circle next to "Workgroup." Click in the box under the word "Workgroup." Highlight the name in the box with your mouse. Press the "Delete" key on your computer's keyboard.