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How to find out your motherboard manufacturer without opening your PC - fixedByVonnie

How to find out your motherboard manufacturer without opening your PC

Pop quiz: how do you figure out your motherboard manufacturer without opening your computer?

You’re probably thinking, “Duh, just Google my PC serial number”.  That would probably work but it’s old-hat and not very sophisticated.  There’s a more clever way to figure out who made your motherboard and it doesn’t involve:

  • Google
  • Installing special software
  • Opening the computer
  • Digging up old receipts

Let me show you how:

First, we need to open up the command prompt with Administrator access.

Windows 8 and 8.1 users can press Windows Key + x + a.  Alternately, in Windows 7, you can open an elevated command prompt by clicking the Windows orb in the lower left corner of the screen and typing:


Then just press Ctrl + Shift + Enter

Alright, once you have that going, throw in the following command:

wmic baseboard get product, Manufacturer, version, serialnumber

WMIC Baseboard get product manufacturer version serialnumber

Here you can see my baseboard (motherboard) manufacturer is Lenovo and we have both the product and serial numbers too.

The magic behind the command starts with that wmic thingy.


wmic is an acronym for Windows Management Instrumentation.  It’s adored by scripting junkies and power users because it allows them to glean a cornucopia of facts about the system.

What kind of facts?

Last year, I showed you how to use wmic to get your Dell service tag but you can do so much more than that.

For example, if you want to get the dimensions of your computer monitor you can type

wmic desktopmonitor get screenheight, screenwidth

wmic desktopmonitor get screenheight, screenwidth

There are way too many wmic commands for me to list here but I just wanted you to get a feel for what you can do with this nimble command so you can pull it out whenever you need it.

If you’ve used wmic to get some interesting data about your system please share the goodies in the comments below!


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  • Frank Tom Billy!

    I love you for this.

  • Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.

  • Daniel Agustin Acosta Caprario

    I’m just getting the Manufacturer…?

  • abs

    I can’t believe I kept reading after I got the name of my MB! This was actually interesting!
    Thank you for this

  • jucat

    When i reformating my netbook i cannot save the recovery,, and now.. lost of internet connection, lost audio, how could i setting up my device? Help me,,,