How to Find the Hostname/Serial Number of your PC - Windows

Updated by Emma Stone

If you are looking for the Support-Name / Description of your computer, see this article instead: Locating the Name of your Computer

Method 1: Sticker on the Chassis

Most computers and laptops will have the serial number (sometimes also called a service tag) on a sticker on the back, bottom, or top of the box.


Method 2: Use the Command Line

The hostname of any Windows computer can be easily found using the Command Line. TechNosis can usually use the hostname to identify the computer.

  1. Open the start menu and start typing "cmd" to search for the application
  2. Click "Open" on Command Prompt
  3. Type "hostname" into the black box and then press the Enter key.
  4. The computer will return the hostname on the next line.

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