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.
- At the Windows logon screen, select Other User.
- In the User Name box, type a period followed by a slash: .\
- The Computer Name appears below the password box, next to the words Sign in to:
1. For Windows 7:
Click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. Proceed to step #2.
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.
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