How do I find the full PC name under WIn-10?

Trying to use Remote Desktop and one of first requirements is to enter the full name of the PC.

When I first got the laptop it had Win 8.1 and I guess I simply answered "HP"  I upgraded to Win 10 and now when I go to Control Panel > System and Security > System the only thing showing under "Full Computer Name" is      "HP"

Clearly this can't be the full name that Remote Desktop wants.

Is the Full computer name just something I make up on my own?

I have seen pages with instructions on how to change the computer name but I didn't want to go mucking around with this as I do not understand what is happening and I see some posting that they have problems when they change the full name.

MS is of no help as I find their links broken or incorrect or they only apply to earlier versions of WIn.

 

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Last updated August 6, 2019 Views 5,863 Applies to:

Hi,

Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

I suggest you to follow the below steps to find or to change the computer name:

  1. Press “Windows key +pausebreak key”.
  2. You will find the name under the tab “computer name, domain and workgroup”.
  3. If you need different name then you can change it by clicking the option “change settings”.
  4. Under the “Computer name tab” click on “change option”.
  5. Enter the “computer name” and then click on “ok”.

Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

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Sorry pressing the Windows key + the Pause key does nothing on my HP Stream running Windows 10

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We asked for FULL computer name, not computer name....I have the same problem.  I want to set up my home PC, so that I can remotely access it, but I cannot find the FULL name anywhere....shouldn't it be the short name, and then have some domain name behind it, ending in .com?

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This forum as with other's is not answering folks questions! In this case the Windows Key + pause/break does not do anything (on an HP Pavilion) as cited by tireman9 on Aug 23, 1015 (two years ago!!!).

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