A computer’s name might seem like an arbitrary functionality, however, a computer name plays a major role when you are trying to connect with your PC remotely over a network or need to tweak some settings regarding your specific PC in a network.
Fortunately, finding a computer name on your Windows PC is not difficult at all. Moreover, there are multiple ways of doing so as well, suiting everyone’s preferences and requirements.
Let’s start with GUI-based methods first, and then move on to command-line-based methods to find the name of your computer on Windows 11.
Method 1: Using the Settings App
This is hands down the easiest and most convenient way to find your computer name. You simply need to open the Settings app and you will be able to find your computer name right there. No additional efforts are needed at all.
To do so, open the Start Menu and click on the ‘Settings’ tile present under the ‘Pinned apps’ section or type Settings in the menu to perform a search. Alternatively, you can also press the Windows+I keys together on your keyboard to open the app.
Now, on the Settings window, you should be able to see the name of your PC on the right section of the window.
In case you wish to rename the PC, click on the ‘Rename’ button to continue. This will open a separate window on your screen
After that, enter your desired name in the space provided, and click on the ‘Next’ button to proceed.
Your PC will be renamed after you have restarted your PC. To restart your PC immediately, click on the ‘Restart Now’ button. Otherwise, click on the ‘Restart Later’ button to restart your PC at your convenient time.
Method 2: From the System Properties
If you are already tweaking or viewing some system settings using the System Properties window, this method might suit you the best.
First, open the Start Menu and click on the ‘Settings’ tile present under the ‘Pinned apps’ section. Otherwise, type Settings in the menu to perform a search for it. Alternatively, you can also press the Windows+I keys together on your keyboard to open the app.
Then, make sure you have selected the ‘System’ tab present on the left sidebar present on the Settings window.
Next, on the right section of the window, locate and click on the ‘About’ tile to continue.
Next, on the ‘About’ screen, locate the ‘Related links’ section and click on the ‘System Protection’ option to open the ‘System Properties’ window on your screen.
Alternatively, to skip the hoops of navigating the menu, press the Command+R to bring up the Run Command utility. Then, copy+paste or enter the below-mentioned code and press Enter on your keyboard to directly open the ‘System Properties’ window.
Now, on the ‘System Properties’ window click on the ‘Computer Name’ tab. Then, you will be able to see your current computer name.
In case you wish to change the computer name, click on the ‘Change’ button present on the window. This will open a separate window on your screen.
On the separately opened window, enter the new PC name in the text box present under the ‘Computer name:’ field. Then, click on the ‘OK’ button to change the PC name. The name will be changed after you restart your PC.
Method 3: Using a Run Command
You can also quickly find your PC name by using the Run command. This method is much more convenient than navigating through menus on your Windows PC. However, it does require you to remember the command in order to find the PC name.
To bring up the Run command utility on your screen, press the Windows+R keys together on your keyboard. Then, copy+paste or enter the below-mentioned command and press the Enter on your keyboard. This will open the Command Prompt on your screen.
cmd /k hostname
Now, on the Command Prompt window, you should be able to see the full name of your computer.
And that’s it, as mentioned earlier, this method is fast, simple, and convenient.
Method 4: Using Windows Terminal
If the majority of the time on your PC is spent using a command-line interface, this method could be the most suitable for you.
To find your PC name this way, first. open the Start Menu and type ‘Terminal’ in the menu to perform a search for it. Then, from the search results, right-click on the ‘Terminal’ app and select the ‘Run as administrator’ option to open the Terminal window on your PC.
After that, a UAC (User Account Control) window will appear on your screen. If you are not logged in with an admin account, enter the credentials for one. Otherwise, click on the ‘Yes’ button to proceed.
Now, on the Terminal window, type or copy+paste the below-mentioned command and hit Enter on your keyboard to execute it.
You should now be able to see your computer name right on your screen in the next line.
Method 5: Using Command Prompt
In case you also wish to know about the IP configuration of your PC along with the PC name, Command Prompt will be the most suitable option for you.
To open Command Prompt, head to the Start Menu and type Command Prompt to perform a search for it. Then, click on the ‘Command Prompt’ tile to open the app.
Next, on the Command Prompt window, type or copy+paste the below-mentioned command and hit Enter on your keyboard to execute it.
You will now be able to see your full PC name right next to the ‘Host Name’ field present under the ‘Windows IP Configuration’ section on the screen. Moreover, you will also be able to see the current IP configuration of your PC.
There you go people, hopefully, this guide will help you find the name of your PC using a method of your own choice.