Personal Computer / Locate computer name

Objective

  • To provide instructions on locating a computer's name

Environment

  • Personally Owned Computer
    • macOS
    • Windows

Rationale

  • Your computer has a unique name that can be located in the computer properties; the location of your computer's properties settings varies depending on the platform

Resolution 

In Mac OS X 10.4 and later

  1. Click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of your screen
  2. Launch System Preferences
  3. Click the Sharing pane
  4. Locate your full computer name at the top of the Sharing pane

 

In Windows 10

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Click System and Security 
  3. Click System
  4. On the View basic information about your computer page, locate your full computer name under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings

 

In Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows logo+X keys to see a list of commands and options
  2. Click System 
  3. Locate your full computer name under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings

 

In Windows 7

  1. Click Start
  2. Right-click on Computer
  3. Click Properties
  4. Locate your full computer name under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings

 

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Article ID: 51947
Created
Fri 4/13/18 6:28 AM
Modified
Wed 4/29/20 10:19 AM
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