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Finding your “Computer Name”

Often we’ll ask What computer are you on?.    Every computer has a unique name of its own, separate from the name of the person logging into it.    That’s how we can identify which physical computer to work with so we don’t end up connecting with the wrong one.

Finding this info is pretty easy, if you look in the right spot.

1.  For Windows 10, you start File Explorer (the yellow folder icon), and right-click on This PC, then left click on Properties.

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2. On Windows 7, you click the Start button, then right-click on Computer, then left click on Properties

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3. Yet another way that works on all versions of Windows, is to launch the command prompt, then type hostname and press enter.

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