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6 Ways to Find Your Computer Name on Windows 11

Easy Methods to Locate Your Computer Name on Windows 11

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Every computer has a name that gives it an identity on a network, and you may need to find it for several reasons. The reasons may include connecting to other computers on a network, troubleshooting problems, installing software, registering software, activating software, and accessing online services.

This article is resourceful for anyone, whether you’re an IT administrator, a tech expert, or someone with basic computer skills. We’ll show you easy methods to check your computer’s name. Be sure to read all the way through to get all the details.

1. Find your computer name using the Control Panel

  1. Hold the Windows + S keys simultaneously, search for control panel, and click on the app to open it.
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  2. When the Control Panel opens, click the System and Security option.
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  3. Then, click the System option.
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  4. The computer will reveal your computer name next to Device Name when the System window opens.
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2. Use the Start icon to find your computer name

  1. Right-click on the Start icon and click System.
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  2. The computer will reveal your computer name next to Device Name when the System window opens.
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3. Use the Quick Links to find your computer name

  1. Press the Windows + X keys simultaneously to open the Quick Links and click System.
  2. The computer will reveal your computer name next to Device Name when the System window opens.
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4. Find your computer name using Windows Search

  1. Press the Windows + S keys simultaneously to open the Windows Search, type pc name, and hit Enter.
  2. The computer will reveal your computer name next to Device Name when the System window opens.
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5. Use Windows Settings

  1. Press the Windows + I keys simultaneously to open the Windows Settings.
  2. When the Windows Settings window opens, select System on the left pane and click About on the right.
  3. The computer will reveal your computer name next to Device Name when the System window opens.
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6. Use Windows Explorer

  1. Press the Windows + E keys simultaneously to open the Windows Explorer.
  2. When the Windows Explorer window opens, find This PC on the left pane, right-click it, and select Properties.
  3. The computer will reveal your computer name next to Device Name when the System window opens.
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7. Check computer name via PowerShell

  1. Press Windows + X simultaneously and choose Terminal (Admin).
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  2. Enter the following command below, and hit Enter:
    Hostname.exe
  3. The console will display your computer name.
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8. Check PC name using Command Prompt

  1. Press the Windows and S keys together and type cmd in the text field.
  2. Then, choose the Run as administrator option on the right side to start the Command Prompt with administrator privileges.
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  3. Once the User Account Control prompts you, select Yes to continue.
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  4. When the Command Prompt displays, enter the following command into the prompt and tap Enter:
    hostname
  5. The console will display your computer name.

In conclusion, knowing your computer name on Windows 11 is necessary for various purposes, like network identification and troubleshooting. In this article, we explored eight simple methods to find your computer name on Windows 11.

Following these steps will help you access your computer name easily and utilize it for various administrative tasks or network configurations. Remember to refer to the appropriate method based on your familiarity and comfort level with different Windows 11 tools.

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