Does Your Computer Have a Name?

April 7, 2015  - by 

When you receive a report from headquarters about the computers in the family history center, do you know how to match the computers on the report to the computers in the family history center? It’s easier than you think! You just have to find the computer name.

Most family history center computers run Windows 7. These instructions apply to Windows 7 operating systems. To find the computer name in Windows 7, do the following:

  • To open the Start menu, left-click the blue Windows button in the bottom left corner of the computer screen.
  • In the sidebar of the Start menu (which includes options such as “Control Panel” and “Devices and Printers”), right-click the word Computer.
  • Left-click the word Properties.
  • Scroll down to the heading Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.
  • Copy the name of the computer for future reference.

If you are running a different operating system, enter the following question in an Internet search, “How do I find my computer name in _____________?”—filling in the blank with the name of your operating system. If you do not know the name of your operating system, ask your technology specialist for help.

When you receive your report from headquarters, you will now know exactly which data applies to which computer in the family history center. And, yes! Your computer does have name!


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