How to Find Your Windows 10 Computer Name in a Few Clicks

Joe Keeley Updated 04-03-2020

Every computer has a name to help identify it on a network. You may have changed this when setting up your PC, or you might be using the default name. You might be wondering how to find out your computer name on Windows 10. Don’t worry, it’s easy!


We’re going to show you different methods to quickly find out your Windows 10 computer name.

1. Use a Keyboard Shortcut

The quickest way to find out your computer name is to press Windows key + Pause/break. You can then look next to Computer name to find out the answer.

Your keyboard may not have a Pause/break key. Many modern keyboards won’t. If not, use another of these simple techniques.

2. Use the Start Button

Right click the Start button. This will open a list of choices. Click System, which will open a Settings window. Look next to Device name to find out the answer.

3. Use Command Prompt

hostname Command Prompt


Press Windows key + R to open Run. Input cmd and click OK (or press Enter.) This will open the Command Prompt. Type hostname and press Enter. This will output your computer name on the next line.

4. Use Cortana

You can use Cortana or the Start menu search. Select Cortana from your taskbar, or press Start, and search for computer name. Click View your PC name from the results and look next to Device name.

5. Use Settings

Windows 10 Settings About

Press Windows key + I to open Settings. Click System > About and look next to Device name.

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Now you know your Windows 10 computer name and you have lots of different methods to find it out.

If you want to change the name, be sure to read how to change your PC’s name in Windows 10 How to Change Your PC's Name in Windows 10 Did you know that your Windows computer has a name? If you'd like to change it from the generic default, here's how in Windows 10. Read More .

Related topics: Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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  1. Ryan Stevens
    March 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Thanks for guiding

  2. SirSupernice
    March 1, 2017 at 8:46 am

    or just press windows key + Pause/Break
    works on older Windows versions, too