Determining the correct computer brand, serial number, model number, screen size, and resolution is essential in finding the right part for your computer. The branding of your computer is usually displayed on the keyboard area or display panel of your PC when you open it. However, PC model numbers are not always easy to find.
The computer comes with a built-in utility that you can use to collect configuration information. Follow the steps below to find out the details of your computer’s settings and to find out which computer you are currently using!
Method #1 – Windows
Press the Windows key. The main screen will open. Type “Run”. Select “Run” from the list of results that you see on the screen.
In the Open field, enter msinfo32. Then click OK. A window with system information will open on the desktop. You will find detailed information about the system configuration here. On the left pane of the window, you will find a list of categories, and on the right side of the pane, you will see a description of each category you see.
In the right pane of the window, you see now, you can find out the general settings for your computer, including the BIOS version and physical memory. In the list of items, select the information you want to know and double-click it. You will find a list of the subcategories displayed.
Click a subcategory to view detailed information about the subcategory. For example, if you need information about your computer’s screen, you can double-click ‘Components’ and then ‘Display’. Three categories are available: Hardware Resources, Components, and Software Environments.
This may sound like a daunting task, but it’s pretty simple. All you have to do is follow these steps and copy and paste the command to your computer. This method works on all types of computers, regardless of the operating system you are using.
- Return to the home screen / desktop of your computer.
- Click the “Start” button and enter the “Run” menu. You can also do this with the Windows + R hotkey.
- Enter the keyword “cmd” and press “Enter”, then you will see a Windows application called “Command Prompt”. Click on the app and you will see a notepad-like window.
- Now you need to enter the command “wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer, version, serial number”
- After entering the above command, press the Enter button and you will see the information related to your computer.
- You can copy the above command and paste it into the command prompt window.
Method #3 – MacBook
Identify your MacBook Pro by Model ID, Model Number, or Configuration.
- Choose About This Mac from the Apple () menu in the upper left corner of your screen.
- Click System Report. Model ID is found in the hardware overview.
- Configuration Information or Model Number – If you still have the box or receipt for your MacBook Pro, you can find the business model number or configuration information.
For the model number, the two characters before the forward slash (/) differ from country to country, but the part number will be the same worldwide.
This method is the most successful one. If the above methods don’t work on your computer, you can rely on this.
BIOS stands for Basic Input / Output System. You can access this system and find information about your computer by following these steps:
- Close all your applications and save them in case you do any important work.
- Restart your computer.
- As soon as your computer turns on, immediately press the F2 or ESC key, whichever is compatible with your computer, to enter the BIOS menu.
- If you cannot access the Start menu, restart your computer and repeat the steps above.
- After entering BIOS, you can see complete information such as model number, product number of the computer.
Method #5 – Sony
For computers manufactured from 2010 to: The model number can be found on the label at the bottom of the computer. In this case, it is called “Product Name”.
For computers manufactured in 2009:
Note 1. If you have a customized computer: the complete model number can be found on the label on the bottom of the computer.
Note 2: If your computer was not configured to order: The complete model number cannot be found on the computer case. To find it, use one of the following methods:
- Click the Start button, then All Programs.
- From the All-Programs menu, click the VAIO Care folder.
- Click VAIO Care. The model number is displayed at the bottom of the VAIO Care window.
- Click the Start button and then (My) Computer.
- Click Local drive. Then click Windows.
- Click the file named Model or Model.txt *.
- The file will contain the model number
Note. If this file is empty, find a second file with the same name and open it.
For computers manufactured between Fall 2000 and Spring 2009: The model number can be found on a small sticker in the frame around the computer screen.
For computers manufactured before Summer 2000: The computer and compatibility label located on the bottom of the computer indicates the actual model number.
Method #6- HP
Find your model number on the service card located at the bottom of your PC.
- Product Name: The product name, which is also commonly found on the front of your computer, is not accurate for the brand or model, it is usually the trademark for a complete series machine and model. This information should NOT be used to find the right parts for your computer
- Model: This is the correct model identifier for your computer. Omit #ABA at the end of the model’s name.
- Series: This is the correct identifier for your PC model. First select the series and then select from the list of valid models.
Knowing the model number of your desktop computer can greatly speed up the repair process. Providing your repairman or service provider with the exact model number of your product will help them a lot and save you a lot of time.
In fact, the model number of your desktop computer is needed not only for faster repairs, but also for purchasing accessories, batteries, chargers and many other computer parts.
So, try out these methods and find exactly which computer you are currently using!