How to find the computer name on Windows computers
This document contains instructions on how to find the computer name on Windows computers.
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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