Every computer has a few different names: Its model name, its serial number, the mess of 1s and 0s that your computer calls itself in binary. But most computers also let you give your device a personal name that can be anything you want.
Both Windows PCs and Macs give you an easy way to check your computer’s personal name, and then change it if you want.
How to find your computer’s name in Windows 10 or Windows 11
On Windows computers, you’ll need to open the “About” menu to find — and change — your computer’s name.
- On your Windows PC keyboard, press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
- Click the System option in the top-left part of the Settings page.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the System menu and select About.