How to Find Your PC Motherboard Model and Serial Number

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Motherboard Model Serial Number information Windows 10

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Knowing your computer’s serial number, or the number of motherboard model could be is useful for various purposes. And in Windows 10, it’s very easy to find these information, simply by entering a few commands in the Command Prompt.
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How To Find Computer Serial Number In Windows 10

To find your computer’s serial key, do the following:

  1. Go to Search, type cmd, and open Command Prompt
  2. In the Command Prompt, enter the following command and press Enter:
    • wmic bios get serialnumber

That’s it, the Command Prompt should show you your computer’s serial number now.

In some cases, you may only see a blank space, or a To be filled by OEM alert. Usually, this means that you’re trying to install your OEM software on a different machine than the one you initially purchased.

The same alert may indicate that your computer couldn’t recognize the motherboard model number.

In rare cases, this message may appear on the screen because your computer manufacturer didn’t fill in all the necessary hardware information. As a result, Windows 10 cannot identify all the hardware information required when you run the serial number command in Command Prompt.

If you’re using a Windows 10 Insider build, you also should keep in mind that is still a technical preview of the operating system, and a lot of features still have to be added.

So if you were unable to find your Serial Number, you can skip out the Insider Program or wait until Microsoft rolls out a new version of the OS. You’ll be able to find your serial number then, for sure.

How To Find Motherboard Model Number in Windows 10

To find your motherboard model number, manufacturer, version and serial number you also have to enter one command line in the Command Prompt. Here’s what exactly you need to do:

  1. Go to Search, type cmd, and open Command Prompt
  2. In the Command Prompt, enter the following command and press Enter:
    • wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber

This command should show you the manufacturer, product version, serial number and version of your motherboard. But if Serial Number and Version Number sections are blank, the problem is same as with finding computer’s serial number.

Use software to find motherboard details

There is also some third party free software which can help you find the motherboard information, one of the best and popular being CPU-Z. You can download it here.

After the download, click the “Mainboard” tab on the main window and you`ll find there your motherboard`s model.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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