Where to find the computer name in Windows 10?

Sometimes you need to know the computer name, also known as device name, hostname and system name in Windows 10. For example to set up a remote connection to the device, or in cooperate use to let the service desks or it support access your device. No matter what reason you have we will show you how to find it.

Method 1: Using the Windows 10 Settings

The easiest method of all is using the Settings screen in Windows 10. You can find the device name then under System and then About. Follow the steps below to see all steps, step by step.

  1. Right-click the start button and choose settings, or alternatively, open start an click on the cogwheel (settings).
  2. Once the settings screen has opened click on System
  3. Then on the left menu go to About and click it.
  4. You will now see the device name under the device specifications. This is your computer and also your device name (they are the same).

Method 2: Using MSInfo

You can also choose to use MSInfo to find out what the name of your system is. To do this, simply follow the 3 steps below and you’re good to go.

  1. Right-click the start button and choose Run, or alternatively press the Windows and R key at the same time on your keyboard.
  2. Once the Run window has opened type Msinfo32 and press enter
  3. Once System Information has opened you will see the System Name in the right window. If you don’t see it, then click System Summary on the left pane menu to make sure you’re in the right category of settings.

Method 3: Using Command Prompt

You can also choose to use Command Prompt to find out what the name of your system is in Windows 10. Follow the steps below to learn how.

  1. Right-click the start button and choose Command Prompt, or alternatively press the Windows and R key at the same time on your keyboard, once the Run window opens, type cmd and click on OK.
  2. Once the command prompt screen has opened type the following command and press enter; hostname
  3. The computer name will now be shown.
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Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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