Finding the computer name on a University Owned PC

Use these steps to find your "Full computer name." The computer name uniquely identifies your computer in your environment, and can be used to access it by Remote Desktop (if enabled) or to identify your computer to IT support.

Method 1

  1. At the Windows logon screen, select Other User.
  2. In the User Name box, type a period followed by a slash: .\
  3. The Computer Name appears below the password box, next to the words Sign in to:

Method 2

1. For Windows 7:

Click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. Proceed to step #2. 

Navigate to Computer Properties

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:

Right-click the Start button, then click System

2. Under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, you can find your Full computer name.

System Properties has your Full Computer Name

Alternate Method: Find your computer Service Tag

Your IT support staff may also be able to identify a Dell computer by the Service Tag.

Look for the service tag in the following locations:

Desktops: On a sticker near the power button, and on a bar code on the rear of the computer


Laptops: On a sticker on the underside of the laptop, usually with a small barcode


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Owner:JJ S.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2015-02-16 10:09 CSTUpdated:2019-07-12 13:20 CST
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