How to check motherboard model and serial number

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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Knowing your computer’s serial number, or the number of the motherboard’s model could be is useful for various purposes.

In Windows 10, it’s very easy to find this information, simply by entering a few commands in the Command Prompt.

Always have your motherboard information close with these great tools presented in this article!

How to find out what motherboard model I have?

1. How to find computer Serial Number in Windows 10

Computer Serial Number

  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.

To find your computer’s serial key, apply the above steps. 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 it 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.

2. How to find motherboard Model Number in Windows 10

find Motherboard Model Number

  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.

To find your motherboard model number, manufacturer, version, and serial number you also have to enter one command line in the Command Prompt.

The above 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 the same as with finding the computer’s serial number.

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3. Use software to find motherboard details

cpu-z mainboard

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.

After downloading it, click the Mainboard tab on the main window, and you’ll find there your motherboard’s model.

Download CPU-Z here

FAQ: Learn more about motherboard model and serial number

  • How do I find out what motherboard I have?

All it takes is entering one quick command line in the Command Prompt to discover your motherboard model number, manufacturer, version, and serial number.

Refer to the above procedure for the actual command and detailed steps.

  • How do I find my motherboard in Device Manager?

To find your motherboard in Device Manager, click Start, type devmgmt. msc, then expand Display Adapters.

The driver for the video chips on your motherboard can be found in the Integrated video section.

  • Is motherboard serial number unique?

Yes, motherboard serial numbers are known for their uniqueness.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in June 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in April 2015 and was revamped and updated in June 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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