Usually, during normal PC operation, knowing its name is not necessary. However, when checking the health of a computer or when creating a local network, it may be necessary to determine its name from the network.
On the desktop, find the shortcut "My Computer" in order to find out what is the name of the computer in the Windows Xp operating system. Then right-click on this shortcut and select "Properties" from the menu that appears.
You can use the Control Panel if the My Computer shortcut is missing on your desktop. To do this, open the "Start" menu and find the item "My Computer". In the same way as when working with a shortcut, right-click on this item, then select "Properties" from the context menu.
The computer name can also be viewed in the properties of any file or shortcut on the desktop. To do this, right-click on it. Then select "Properties". Then go to the tab called "Details" and look at the bottom line. It contains the information you are looking for.
There is another way to display a window with system properties. It is not the fastest, but it should not be overlooked. As in the previous step, open the "Start" menu, then select "Control Panel". When you click on this item, you will see a window with a large number of icons, from which select the one with a computer image. It is signed "System". Click on it.
Next, a window will open that will contain information about the operating system installed on your PC. Select the Computer Name tab. You will receive an information window that will report both the name of the computer and the workgroup in which this PC is currently located. In the tab that opens, you will see a line titled "Full Name". The real name of your PC will be written in front of it.