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This article explains how to find your computer name
 
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'''Finding your Computer Name:'''
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'''Finding your Computer Name on a Windows PC:'''
 
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1. Click the Windows button in the bottom left corner . Alternatively, you can click the magnifying glass next to the Windows button .
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1.On the bottom left-hand side please click on the Start Menu
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2. Type “About your PC “ Into the dialog box.
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<br>2.A new window will appear, continue by simply typing “Name”, please note that you do not have to click anywhere before you can begin typing.
 
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3.Click on the first option shown below
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3. Click “About your PC”
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<br>4.A new window will open up as shown below, your computer’s name is labeled as “Device name”. Please see the image below for further clarification.
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'''Finding your Computer Name on a Mac:'''
 
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4. Your Computer's name is displayed about halfway down the screen, under "Device Specifications"
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1.Move your cursor to the top left-hand side of your screen and click on the button shown below.
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2.A drop down menu will appear, click on “About This Mac”
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Revision as of 14:01, 30 March 2020

Ways to identify a PC and a MAC

Computer Name

This article explains how to find your computer name

Finding your Computer Name on a Windows PC:

1.On the bottom left-hand side please click on the Start Menu

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2.A new window will appear, continue by simply typing “Name”, please note that you do not have to click anywhere before you can begin typing.

3.Click on the first option shown below
ViewPcName.png


4.A new window will open up as shown below, your computer’s name is labeled as “Device name”. Please see the image below for further clarification. AboutPc.png


Finding your Computer Name on a Mac:

1.Move your cursor to the top left-hand side of your screen and click on the button shown below.

AppleLogo.png




2.A drop down menu will appear, click on “About This Mac”
AppleDropDown.png

3.Your computers name is denoted by the “Serial Number” as shown below.
MacAboutDvice.png

Service tag or serial number

This article explains how to find your device serial number or service tag.

Dell

Dell refers to its serial numbers as service tags

  • You can use Internet Explorer or any browser to find your service tag online. Click here.

Laptop

Dell knowledgebase article: How to find the service tag on a Dell notebook computer?
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Desktop

Dell knowledgebase article: How to find the service tag on a Dell desktop computer?
The service tag number will be usually be found on the back of the computer case, but it may be located on the top or side of the system.
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Mac

Printers

You can find the service tag on the back of the printer:

Finding the service tag on a networked Dell printer
Printing the "Printer Settings" page on a networked Dell printer