How to Find Your Computer Name


OIT Help Desk staff may ask for your computer name in order to troubleshoot issues with your computer. This may also be referred to as the "device name" or "hostname."

Click a link below to jump to instructions for your device.

Steps for Windows

Windows 10

  1. Open the Settings app on your computer
  2. Click System
  3. Click About
  4. Near the top of the About screen, you should see your Device name listed

Windows 11

  1. Open the Settings app on your computer
  2. Under System, your computer name will be displayed

Alternative Steps

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Click File Explorer
  3. Right-click on This PC
  4. Select Properties
  5. Near the top of the About screen that opens, you should see your Device name listed

Steps for Mac

These are the steps a user should take to complete the task

  1. Click the Apple menu
  2. Click System Preferences or System Settings
  3. Click Sharing
  4. The computer name for your Mac appears at the top of your Sharing preferences

Still Need Help?

If you need help completing these steps or experience an issue along the way, please contact the OIT Help Desk!

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