Find The Name Of Your Computer (Windows & Mac)

Section One

The first section of this guide is a quick reference for those who only need a reminder of where to look. The second section of the guide provides more detailed information and includes screenshots.

Find your computer name in Windows 7

1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

2. The computer name appears under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.

Find your computer name in Windows 8

1. Press the Windows logo key + X to see a list of commands and options.

2. Click System.

3. The computer name appears under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.

Find your computer name in Windows 10

1. Open the Control Panel.

2. Click System and Security > System.

3. On the View basic information about your computer page, see the Full computer name under the section Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.

Find your computer name on a Mac

1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Sharing.

2. The computer name appears at the top of the window.

Section Two: Detailed Instructions

Microsoft Windows 7 & Windows Vista

1. Location the Start button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen and click it.

2. Right-click on "Computer" and in the menu that appears select Properties.

3. Your computer name will be listed near the bottom of the window that opens under "Computer name, domain, and Workgroup settings" as seen below.

Microsoft Windows 8 & 10

1. Location the Start button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen and click it.

2. Once the Start Menu appears, as shown below, simply begin typing the word "Name".

3. When the menu item "Rename your PC or join a domain" appears, click on it.

In the window that appears will display information about your computer. The first item labeled "PC name" is the computer name that we need to know.

Mac OS X

1. Click on the Apple Menu.

2. Select System Preferences....

3. In the Settings window that appears, click on Sharing.

4. Your computer name will be listed at the top of the window that opens.

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Article ID: 41734
Created
Wed 11/1/17 8:28 AM
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