How to Find Computer Name on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to find their computer name when using Windows 11. Windows allows users to name their computers. You can name your computer whatever you want, but it can not contain any these characters: backslash (\), slash mark (/), colon (:), asterisk (*), question mark (?), quotation mark (“), less than sign (<), greater than sign (>) or vertical bar (|).

Once your computer has a name, it can be changed as many times as you want, but still can not contains any of the characters mentioned above. There are many ways to find out computer names on Windows 11, but we’ll show you two methods that users can use to find their computer name.

If you want to use other methods to find computer names, then I suggest searching Google for more.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

To get started finding out your computer name on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to find your computer name on Windows 11

As mentioned above, there are many ways one can find out their computer name. Below we’ll show you two methods you can use to find out what you computer name is.

Method #1:

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click System, and select About on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the About screen, you should see your Device name. The device name is your computer name.

You can also go to Advanced system settings pane, and get your computer name from there as well. Click on Advanced system settings as highlighted below.

On the next screen, on the Computer Name tab, there you should see your Full computer name.

Method #2

For those who love the command prompt terminal, they can simply open the command prompt windows, then run the commands below to find their computer name.


That should show your computer name as highlighted below.

That’s it!

If you want to learn how to change your computer name, then read this post.


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