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How to Locate Computer/PC Name

There are certain situations where it may be necessary to locate the name of your Computer. One such instance would be if you need to configure a remote desktop connection. Follow the instructions below for your respective computer operating system.



  1. Navigate to the Windows search bar and enter “About your PC”.


  1. Press [Enter] or click the “About your PC” option.
  2. Locate the “Device name”






  1. Select the Apple logo in the upper right-hand corner of of your screen and then click [System Preferences].



  1. In the menu that appears, select [Sharing].



  1. Your Computer Name will be located at the top of the Sharing page.





Still Having Problems?


Contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357 or fill out an ITHelp form on