How to Check the Name of Your Computer?

There are some instances when you might need to know the name of your computer. For example, your local IT support may require your computer’s name to troubleshoot an issue. In other cases, for example, when downloading or installing software, your computer’s name is essential in determining compatibility.

Checking the name of your computer is easy, but the process depends on the OS in use.

Finding the Computer Name in Windows 7

  1. Go to the Start button and click on it.
  2. Find the Computer Icon and right-click on it.
  3. Scroll down to “Properties” and click on it.
  4. You will find the name of your computer listed under the Workgroup Settings in the Computer Name and Domain menu.

Finding the Computer Name in Windows 8/8.1

  1. Go to the Start button and click on it.
  2. Once the launch screen appears, type the word “Computer.”
  3. The search results will appear, with “Computer” listed among them.
  4. Right-click on “Computer” and then select “Properties.”
  5. Under the Workgroup Settings in the Computer Name and Domain menu, you will get the mane of your computer listed.

Finding the Computer Name in Windows 10

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In the search box that appears, type in the word “Computer.”
  3. The search results will display “This PC.” Right-click on it and select “Properties.”
  4. Under the Workgroup Settings in the Computer Name and Domain menu, the name of your computer will be listed there.

Finding the Computer Name on MAC OS X

  1. Look for the Apple logo in the top left corner and click on it.
  2. Scroll to “System Preferences” and click.
  3. Next, click on “Sharing” on the menu that appears.
  4. The name of your computer will be at the top of the window that appears in the “Computer Name” field.

These easy steps will help you find the name of your computer. However, take note that there are instances in which you should not change the name of your computer under any circumstances. For more insights on finding other details or taking care of your machine, follow our blog.