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How to find your computer name in Windows 10

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You can find the name of your Windows 10 PC by right-clicking the Start menu, selecting “System,” and checking the value next to “Device name.” You can also open it with the keyboard shortcut Windows+Pause, the search box, File Explorer, and Command Prompt.

Do you want to find your computer on a network where there are several machines? One way to do this is to find the name of your PC and then match the name on the network. Here’s how to see your computer name using graphical and command line methods in Windows 10.

Using the Power User Menu

To use the “Power User” menu to find your computer’s name, then in the bottom left corner of your screen, right-click the Start menu icon. Alternatively, press Windows + X.

In the Power User menu that opens, select “System”.

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On the “About” screen that opens, next to “Device Name” you will see the name of your computer.

View the name of the Windows 10 PC.

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Use a keyboard shortcut

To reveal your machine’s name using a keyboard shortcut, press Windows+Pause.

Press the Windows and Pause keys at the same time.
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On the “About” page, next to “Device name”, the name of your PC appears.

View the name of the Windows 10 PC.

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Using the search box

The Windows search box helps you find your machine name as well as find other resources. To use it, in the bottom left corner of your screen, click the search box and type the following:

PC name

In the search results, select “See the name of your PC”.

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Next to “Device name”, the name of your computer appears.

View the name of the Windows 10 PC.

Using File Explorer

You can also use Windows File Explorer to find your computer’s name.

While in a File Explorer window (press Windows + E to open it if it’s not already), in the left sidebar, right-click “This PC” and select “Properties.”

It will open an “About” page. Here, next to “Device Name”, the name of your PC is displayed.

View the name of the Windows 10 PC.

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Using the settings app

The Windows Settings app lists the name of your PC, as well as other information about your computer.

To use this method, open the Settings app by pressing Windows+i. In Settings, select “System”.

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In the left sidebar, at the bottom, click “About”.

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On the “About” page, next to “Device Name”, it has the name of your PC printed on it.

View the name of the Windows 10 PC.

Using the Command Prompt

If you enjoy typing and running commands, there is a command line method you can use to see your machine name.

To use it, first, open a command prompt window. You can do this by accessing the “Start” menu, searching for “Command Prompt” and selecting the tool from the search results.

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At the command prompt, type the hostname command and press Enter:

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This command only retrieves one value, which is the name of your PC.

The result of the command

Another command you can use to see your computer name along with your network adapter details is ipconfig /all . Type this command in Command Prompt and press Enter, and you will see your machine name next to “Hostname”.

The result of the command

And those are the ways to find out what name your PC has on your network. Very useful!

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