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How to find computer name via command prompt in Windows?

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Windows is one of the most popular operating systems worldwide courtesy of its easy to learn UI and affordable prices, but when it made its debut, the OS wasn’t as user-friendly. It did not have a Graphical User Interface; instead, it was a command-line operating system. In such an operating system, the user has to perform all the tasks by entering commands. The computer could understand these commands, and it performed tasks accordingly.

One might think that Windows is ao advance at the moment that it probably doesn’t need a command-line interpreter. But you are mistaken. Windows OS still has a command-line interpreter, and it is known as command prompt. To get an experience of the oldest operating system, you can search for command prompt on the start menu.

You might think that this old interpreter is obsolete, but it still has some tricks up its sleeve. It can be used to automate tasks on Windows. It also provides direct access to the functions of the operating system. This might not sound great, but a lot of developers use this feature.

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How to find computer name via command prompt?

Here are the steps to find the computer name via the command prompt in Windows

Step 1: To open the Command Prompt in windows, click on start and type cmd. Step 2: Then type hostname and press enter. 

Your computer name will appear. As you can see from the screenshot above, the name of the computer is CandidTechnology.

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How to find computer name via the control panel?

If you do not want to use the command prompt, here is another way to find the computer’s name. Step 1: Open the Control Panel.Step 2: Click on System. Here, you can see the computer name under Computer name, domain and workgroup settings.

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Nischay Khanna

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