Tired of opening your CPU case for your motherboard model name/number every time your sh*tty computer malfunctions? Say no more, I have a solution for you. We will use a single command within command prompt to retrieve our motherboard product name, manufacturer, version and serial number. This is a simple task when utilizing WMIC, which stands for [Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line]. WMIC is a command-line and scripting interface that simplifies the use of Windows Management Instrumentation…and the cool part is, you already have it installed. go ahead, try it yourself.
Note: WMIC Only works with Windows XP professional/2003/Vista/7/8/10 – Too bad WindowsME users, I think you’ll have to sit this one out
Open cmd.exe (command prompt), then type the following:
wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer, version, serialnumber
Press enter and you should see similar results, except only with your motherboard information, not this idiot who purchased an alienware computer.
C:\Users\ArkNet>wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer, version, serialnumber Manufacturer Product SerialNumber Version Alienware 07JNH0 ..CN6970228O0608. A02 C:\Users\ArkNet>_
WMIC can do other neafty things too…Such as getting your harddisk & CPU information.
wmic diskdrive get model, name, size, serialnumber
This will display the the model, name, size and serial number of the hard drives installed on the computer
wmic cpu get Name
Or maybe grab some CPU Info
C:\Users\ArkNet>wmic diskdrive get model, name, size, serialnumber Model Name SerialNumber Size ATA Samsung SSD 840 SCSI Disk Device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 S1DBNSBDB01248N 250056737280 ATA WDC WD10EZEX-75Z SCSI Disk Device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 WD-WMC1S1837913 1000202273280 C:\Users\ArkNet>wmic cpu get Name Name Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz C:\Users\ArkNet>_
Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line [WMIC] is a fairly powerful tool for gathering info, but it can do so much more. For a list of items WMIC can interact with, prepare your eyeballs and try this command: