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TUTORIAL: Find Device model name and Serial number in the Command Prompt

Find device model

You can’t find the right drivers or compatible hardware for your device because you don’t know the exact product name or BIOS serial number?

There is a command to find the exact product name and BIOS serial number.


Find Device model name and Serial number in the Command Prompt | find device model CMD

Go to start and find the Command Prompt (CMD) right click it and choose ‘Run as Administrator’.

wmic csproduct get name

Yeah… It’s easier than you thought. Good luck!

wmic bios get serialnumber

find serialnumber cmd


..But why?

If you need to replace hardware like a harddisk, or motherboard you’ll need the device name and probably serial number.

Finding drivers for your device is also very easy. Type in the device name or serial number and the drivers you need will be on the top of the search engine.

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work full-time as a Services Engineer. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. Furthermore, I am currently occupied with Office 365, Azure infra, and PowerShell for automating daily tasks.

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