Knowing your computer's name and what version of Windows it runs (Home or Pro) is important in general home networking, and especially when you're asking for technical help. Here's how to quickly find your computer's name on Windows 8 and 10:
- Right click on the Start button
- In the pop-up menu, click on System
The System window will appear and display basic information about your computer, including Windows edition, processor, amount of system memory, system type (64-bit or 32-bit) and of course the name of the computer. Note that the full computer name, which is only relevant in a corporate-type network, will include the domain name.
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