Key Takeaways

You can find your Windows 10 PC name by right-clicking the Start menu, choosing “System,” and checking the value next to “Device Name.” You can also bring it up with the Windows+Pause keyboard shortcut, the search box, File Explore, and Command Prompt.

Do you want to find your computer on a network where there are several machines? One way to do that is to find your PC’s name and then match the name on the network. Here’s how to view your computer’s name using graphical and command-line methods in Windows 10.

Find Your Computer Name with the Power User Menu

To use the “Power User” menu to find your computer name, then in your screen’s bottom-left corner, right-click the Start menu icon. Alternatively, press Windows+X.

Right-click the

In the Power User menu that opens, select “System.”

Press Windows+X, then select

On the “About” screen that opens, next to “Device Name,” you’ll see your computer name.

View the Windows 10 PC name.

Using a Keyboard Shortcut

To reveal your machine’s name using a keyboard shortcut, press Windows+Pause.

Press Windows+Pause.
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On the “About” page, next to “Device Name,” your PC name is listed.

View the Windows 10 PC name.

Windows’ search box helps you find your machine name in addition to finding other resources. To use it, in your screen’s bottom-left corner, click the search box and type the following:

PC name
The search bar near the Start Menu button.

In the search results, select “View Your PC Name.”

Select

Next to “Device Name,” your computer name is listed.

View the Windows 10 PC name.

Using File Explorer

You can also use Windows File Explorer to find your computer name.

While you’re in a File Explorer window (press Windows+E to open it if it isn’t already), in the left sidebar, right-click “This PC” and choose “Properties.”

Right-click

You’ll open an “About” page. Here, next to “Device Name,” your PC name is displayed.

View the Windows 10 PC name.

Using the Settings App

Windows’ Settings app lists your PC name as well as other information about your computer.

To use this method, open the Settings app by pressing Windows+i. In Settings, select “System.”

Choose

In the left sidebar, at the bottom, click “About.”

Select

On the “About” page, next to “Device Name,” you have your PC’s name printed.

View the Windows 10 PC name.

Using Command Prompt

If you like writing and executing commands, there’s a command line method you can use to view your machine’s name.

To use it, first, open a Command Prompt window. You can do that by accessing the “Start” menu, searching for “Command Prompt”, and selecting the tool in the search results.

Search for

In Command Prompt, type the hostname command and press Enter:

hostname

This command only retrieves one value, which is your PC name.

The result of the hostname command.

Another command you can use to view your computer’s name along with your network adapter details is ipconfig /all . Type this command in Command Prompt and hit Enter, and you’ll see your machine name next to “Host Name.”

The result of the

And those are the ways to know what name your PC goes by on your network. Very useful!