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Finding your computer name.
Posted by on 07 March 2013 02:27 PM

In order for us in the IT department to fix an issue remotely we will ask you for your computer name. This article gives a couple of methods of finding this information out.

Method 1.

 

Step 1.

From the desktop, click on the start button then right click on the "computer" entry on the right hand side of the start menu. This will open a menu that has a "properties" entry at the very bottom, left click on this.

 Step 1

Step 2.

A window should then open which will have "Computer name" and "Full computer name" fields on it under the heading "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings". The "Computer name" field is the piece of information that we want.

 Step 2

Method 2.

 

Step 1.

On your keyboard press and hold the "windows" key and at the same time tap the "pause/break" key once. The "pause/break" key is on the right side of the keyboard to the right of the "scroll lock" key. Please refer to the image for more accurate location. This will bring up the same window as step 2 from the previous method.

Step 1

 

Method 3.

 

Step 1.

From the desktop click on the start button then on the click on "devices and printers" in the right hand side of the menu below "computer".

Step 1

Step 2.

This will then bring up a window with a list of devices and printers, on the top row under the heading "Devices" there will be an icon that looks like an external hard drive stood vertically, usually with a little yellow exclamation point triangle on the left hand side of it. The text label of this icon is your computer name.

Step 2

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