Hardware (How To) Find the Computer Name on a University Owned PC
In the User Name box, type a period followed by a slash:
Note: You might need to click the Switch User button if someone has already signed in
The Computer Name appears below the password box, next to the words Sign in to:
1. Sign into the computer.
2. Open the System Properties menu using one of these methods:
- Pressing the Windows Key + Pause Break key
- Right-clicking the Start button in the lower-left corner of the desktop, then click System.
3. Under Device specifications, find the Device Name. This is your "computer name."
In the example screenshot below, the computer name is UWM002268.
Many managed UWM computers have a sticker that shows the Computer Name. Check your computer for a sticker like the one pictured below.
IT support staff can also identify a Dell computer by the Service Tag.
Look for the service tag in the following locations:
Desktops: On a sticker on top of the computer
Laptops: Printed on the underside of the laptop, usually with a small bar code or QR code.