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Find Computer Name

This document shows how to find your computer name on Windows or Mac.

In order to get faster assistance on computer issues, it is important to know how to find your computer name.

Many computers on campus have a silver and gold sticker with a 4 digit number, which is the computer name. If there isn't a sticker, use the following instructions to find your computer name based on your operating system.

Windows 7

To find your computer name on Windows 7:

  • Look at the Computer icon on your desktop, which will say "Computer NAME".

    OR

  • Click the Start button in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Your computer name is under Computer in the right-hand column.

Windows 10

To find your computer name on Windows 10:

  • Click the Start button in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click System.
  • Click About.
  • The menu will say "PC Name:" and the name of your computer.

Mac

To find your computer name on Mac:

  • Open System Preferences.
  • Click Sharing.
  • The menu will say "Computer Name:" and the name of your computer.



If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu




Keywords:computer, name, Windows, Mac, sticker   Doc ID:66749
Owner:Zachery S.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2016-09-07 13:13 CSTUpdated:2016-09-07 13:13 CST
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