If the computer doesn’t have a sticker with its model number information, in this guide, we’ll show you the different methods to query this data on Windows 10.
On Windows 10, knowing the model number of your computer can be useful in many scenarios. For instance, when you have to upgrade a component (such as memory, hard drive, display, and power supply), the model number can simplify the search to obtain a compatible replacement. If you have to troubleshoot a problem, and you need to contact technical support. Or it can also come in handy to properly inventory the device.
Although a lot of manufactures usually affix a sticker and provide tools to find this information on your laptop or desktop, Windows 10 includes at least three ways to find the model number as well as serial number (also known as “service tag”) of your computer using System Information, PowerShell, and Command Prompt.
In this Windows 10 guide, we will walk you through the steps to find out the model number of your device, whether it’s from Dell, HP, Acer, Lenovo, or from another brand.
How to check PC model with System Information
To find the computer model number with System Information, use these steps:
- Open Start.
- Search for System Information and click the top result to open the app.
- Click on System Summary.
- Confirm the model number of your device under the “System Model” field.
Once you complete the steps, you will have a clear understanding of the device model you use.
How to check PC model with PowerShell
To determine your laptop or desktop model number with PowerShell, use these steps:
- Open Start.
- Search for PowerShell and click the top result to open the console.
- Type the following command to check the device model and the serial number and press Enter:
Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_ComputerSystem
- Confirm the computer model number.
- (Optional) Type the following command to check the model and serial number and press Enter:
Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_bios
- Confirm the model as well as serial number of your laptop or desktop PC.
After you complete the steps, the PowerShell commands will reveal the model number and the device’s serial number.
How to check PC model with Command Prompt
To figure out your computer model number with Command Prompt, use these steps:
- Open Start.
- Search for Command Prompt and click the top result to open the console.
- Type the following command to get the desktop or laptop model and press Enter:
wmic csproduct get name
- Confirm the device model number.
- (Optional) Type the following command to view the model and serial number and press Enter:
wmic csproduct get name, identifyingnumber
- Confirm the device model and serial number.
Once you complete the steps, the commands will display the model number and the serial number of your desktop, laptop, or tablet running Windows 10.
We are focusing these instructions on Windows 10, but you can also use these steps on Windows 8.1. On Windows 7, only the System Information and Command Prompts steps will work.