How to Find Your Computer Name

It is often necessary to know your computer name, especially if you are contacting Technology Help because of issues with your Dartmouth-owned device. This document will help you locate your computer name on a Mac or Windows computer. 

macOS

  1. Click the Apple Menu button, located in the upper left.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Click Sharing.
  4. Computer Name should be located at the top of the Sharing window.

Windows 10

Windows users can hold down the Windows key + Pause/Break on their keyboard to quickly view their computer name. 

  1. Navigate to About this PC to find your computer name.
    • Use the Cortana search box

      1. Type "computer name” in the Ask me anything box in the lower left, then select View your PC name in the results.
      2. Find your computer name to the right of the PC name row at the top of the window.
    • Use the Start menu

      1. Click the Start menu button. 
      2. Click the Settings button. 
      3. Click the System category in the Settings window. 
      4. Click About in the menu on the left (you may have to scroll down by hovering your mouse pointer over the visible menu options).
  2. Find your computer name under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.

Windows 8

  1. Navigate to PC Info to find your computer name.
    • Use the Search charm

      1. Move cursor to a right corner of the screen to unhide charms bar (or press Windows key + C).
      2. Click Search.
      3. Type “computer name”
      4. Click PC info.
    • Use the Settings charm

      1. Move cursor to a right corner of the screen to unhide charms bar (or press Windows key + C).
      2. Click Settings.
      3. Click PC info under Settings, or click Change PC settings, at the bottom right of the Settings charm menu.
  2. Find your computer name under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.

Windows 7

  1. Click the Start menu button
  2. Right-click on Computer.
  3. Select Properties.
  4. Find your computer name listed under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.

Linux

  1. Open a terminal. In Ubuntu, select Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.
  2. Type hostname at the command line.

Details

Article ID: 67130
Created
Tue 11/13/18 8:48 AM
Modified
Thu 9/17/20 8:25 AM