On a Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer, knowing the model number of your computer or laptop can be helpful in a few scenarios. For example, you may want to upgrade your system component (memory, hard drive, display, or power supply).
You can search the Internet for a suitable replacement with the model number. However, if your PC is not working and you want to solve the problem, you need technical support. Therefore, it is helpful to keep a good record of the device’s inventory.
Many computer manufacturers usually put a sticker with this information on your laptop or desktop. Apart from that, Windows 11/10 provides at least two ways to find the model number and serial number also called a “service tag” of your computer or laptop. Using System Information or Windows PowerShell in Windows 11, you can quickly find the serial number or service tag. Here’s how it works.
How to find computer model or serial number in Windows 11 or Windows 10
Show computer model via System Information
If you open System Information in Windows, you will see many specifications and information about your computer and connected hardware. In this way, you can also look up the model of your computer through System Information.
To look up the computer model, right-click on the Start button. Click on Run in the menu. In the execute window type: msinfo32
System information will now open. On the left side, click on System summary and check the model of your computer in the “System Model” information.
Show the serial number of your computer via PowerShell
Windows PowerShell is an object-oriented shell and scripting language for Microsoft Windows. You can find out specific settings by entering commands, including your computer’s serial number.
Right-click on the Start button. Click on Windows Terminal in the menu. Then click the down arrow in the title bar and choose “Windows PowerShell.”
Windows 10 users also right-click the Start button. Then click PowerShell (admin) from the menu.
In the PowerShell window type:
Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_bios
You will now see your computer’s serial number in the “Serial number” value.
I hope this managed to look up both the computer model and your computer’s serial number. Thanks for reading!