Motherboard Info with Command Prompt

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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.

NoteWMIC 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:

wmic /?

 

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