How To Find Computer Name

Dear Computer Lady,

How do I know what my computer is named?

When I log into my Microsoft account, I see several computers listed, but I am only using two computers, a desktop and a laptop. I can remove the computers I don’t use any more, but I can’t tell from the names which ones are old and which are new.

Can you help?

Thanks, Ron

Dear Ron,

You can easily find the name of your Windows computer with the following steps:

1. Right-click on the start button and click on “System” in the context menu that appears.

2. In the middle section, you will see “Computer Name” followed by the name of your computer.

You can even give your computer a more descriptive name by clicking on the, “Change Settings” link in that section.



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