How to find a computer's name
This document contains instructions on how to find the name of a computer on Windows and Linux
From the login screen
.\(a period and backslash) into the username field
- The computer name will be displayed under the password field, next to where it says Sign in to:
From the desktop
- On Windows 10 computers, search for
aboutin the start menu and open the About your PC settings app. Your computer name will be listed as
From the command line
cmd /k hostnameinto the start menu and hit
Enter. Your computer name will be displayed in the first line of a command prompt window.
- Alternatively, you can open any command prompt and enter
hostname. This works on Linux as well.
- Open a terminal window and enter
hostname. The computer name will be returned.
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