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How to get computer make and model

This post explains how to get computer make and model (like manufacturer name, model number) and other hardware details from Windows command prompt. The below commands should work on every edition of Windows(Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10) having WMIC.

Find computer make and model from CMD

Just run the command given below to get computer model.

wmic csproduct get vendor, version

There’s another command which can be used to get the computer system model information. We can also get architecture(32bit/64bit) using this command.

wmic computersystem get model,name,manufacturer,systemtype

Based on the information you require, you can use any of the above commands. These commands return the following information on my computer.

c:\>wmic csproduct get vendor, version
Vendor  Version
LENOVO  ThinkPad T410

c:\>wmic computersystem get model,name,manufacturer,systemtype
Manufacturer  Model    Name        SystemType
LENOVO        2236EG1  WINCMD-PC  x64-based PC

On another laptop of mine, I see the below output for the above two commands.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>wmic csproduct get vendor, version
Vendor     Version
Dell Inc.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>wmic computersystem get model,name,manufacturer,systemtype
Manufacturer  Model           Name            SystemType
Dell Inc.     Latitude E7450   WINCMD-PC2  x64-based PC

Find laptop model

You can use the below command to get the model of the laptop.

C:\>wmic computersystem get model
ThinkPad T430

Another example

C:\WINDOWS\system32>wmic computersystem get model
Latitude E7450

This command would be useful to remotely fetch the model information from a bunch of computers in the network. We need to invoke this command on each of the computers and obtain the information.

31 comments… add one
  • boris

    Thanks very much for this. Don’t know why this isn’t on every manufacturer’s support site

  • sai

    i got clear idea, with this information

  • kuntz

    great information is it possible to have also the year of manufacture?


  • Ken

    Neither command works for me on a W2K8 machine.

    • Chadwick Owens

      Go to windows icon > run > msinfo32

  • Alex

    Hi. I tried both of these command prompts and I got nothing. The vendor showed up as “System Manufacturer” and version as “System Version”. Similarly with model I got “System Product Name”. What can I do to get the actual names?

  • count

    Thanks a lot. These commands worked like a charm!

  • Kees

    If you add /format:list, then you get =

    • Kees

      missed some lines:

      and if you also add | findstr/c:=, no empty lines will be shown.

  • Kees

    missed some info:

  • ItzikT

    Great stuff man. “wmic computersystem get model” is absolutely perfectly what I needed.

    Thanks :)

  • Ana


  • John Wan

    “and if you also add | findstr/c:=, no empty lines will be shown.”.

  • Sarah Ann Hogg

    Thanks, I had forgotten all my command knowledge and how useful they can be.
    I will start re-learning them now.

  • Steven Bodie

    wmic bios get serialnumber

  • Sanjay

    it says..
    wmic is not recognizable
    pls help :'(
    it want to install my wifi drivers for that i need it

    • Srini

      Alternative is to run msinfo32 from Run window and check the model in ‘System summary’.

  • Imtiaz

    How can you find the Make and Model for remote device on the network?

    • Kelan Lee

      Try: wmic /node:machinename computersystem get model

  • Chris.

    Thanks a lot, you’ve saved the day

  • Tony

    The first of “Find laptop model” example was wrong for Lenovo, it should be:
    C:\>wmic csproduct get version
    ThinkPad T430

  • Vennu

    Thank you!

  • Fahad Hussain

    Thank you very much help me alot

  • Patrick Conti

    on my 5yr old hp pavallion, i get the return : ERROR:
    Description = Not found.
    any ideas ?

  • Diwash

    I tried all the methods the version of the computer is right and i am getting but my model is no showing it says “system product name” when i search for model and when ever I search for the system manufacturer it says “system manufacturer”.Then what would I do please help me

  • Mihai MC

    Thanks, was very useful!

  • G

    What is “make” of laptop??

    • Srini

      Laptop manufacturer/brand

  • Jake

    Ive got a unique problem. I bought a computer off of ebay and i cannot for the life of me find the model of this computer. I checked system information, i tried the above command prompt commands and ive tried searching the serial number on google and nothing comes back. To make matters worse the seller who i bought the computer off of deleted his/her ebay account so I cant ask them either. The most information i can get about my systems model is that its a HP STREAM LAPTOP 14-cb1XX.The last two numbers are Exed out on all the methods i tried, whats a boy to do.

  • Luc

    You can also use a Powershell command to get the model info :

    Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ComputerSystem -ComputerName

  • Rashmi

    Worked good on my HP elitebook 840.

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