How to Determine Your Computer Name

Note:  For quick access press Windows Key + Pause Break.  This should display the computer’s system properties in any version of Windows.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Windows Start button.  
  2. Click System.
  3. A new window will open and display your computer name, your Windows edition and system information.


Windows 8

  1. Go to the Charm bar on the right
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click PC Info
  4. Your computer name will be listed under "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings"


Windows 7:

  1. Right-click the Computer icon on your desktop and select Properties
  2. If Using Windows XP, click the Computer Name tab
  3. Your Computer Name is the "Full Computer Name"


Macintosh OS 10.x:

  1. Click on System Preferences on the dock
  2. Click Sharing
  3. Your Computer Name is in the "Computer Name" field