Learn how to find a computer model name in Windows 11

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This article explains how to locate a computer’s model name and number in Windows 11. The System Product Name serves as a unique identifier for a computer’s hardware components. Users can find this information in Windows Settings, System Information, Windows Terminal, or the Windows Registry editor. This knowledge is valuable for tasks like driver downloads…

This article explains how to find a computer model name and number in Windows 11.

The System Product Name is a unique identifier assigned to a computer’s hardware components. Windows uses it to identify the computer’s model and manufacturer. Manufacturers will typically affix the brand name and model number on the back or side of the computer. Howerver, this is not the case for all PC builders.

If you cannot find the model name and number on the computer, you can use Windows to locate it.

Custom PC builders can also change their device System Product Name (model) in Windows. However, an OEM device’s system product name (ex., HP EliteBook) usually cannot be changed.

Knowing your device model name in Windows can be useful in several situations. For example, when you need to download drivers or updates specific to your device or seek technical support, having the model name and number can help identify your device and its components.

Some applications may require you to enter your device’s model name to run properly.

Find your PC model name in the Settings app

As described above, you can use Windows to locate the PC’s model name in Windows.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Home button on the left.

Under the computer name, you should see the PC’s System Product Number or model name.

Windows 11 model name in the Settings app

Alternatively, click the System button on the left and select the About tile to expand it.

Windows 11 System About tile

You will also find the model name and number of your device.

Windows 11 System model name

Use Widows System Information

Another way to display your device model name and number is to use the Windows System Information app.

First, open System Information (msinfo32.exe).

Next, click on System Summary in the left pane. Then, select the System Model value in the right pane to show the model name.

Windows 11 System model name in Information

Use command line (Windows Terminal)

Using the Windows Terminal app with PowerShell or the Command Prompt, one can display their device’s model name and number in Windows.

Open Windows Terminal and select the PowerShell tab. Then, run the command below.

Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_ComputerSystem | Select-Object Model

With the Command Prompt tab in Windows Terminal, run the command below.

powershell "Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_ComputerSystem | Select-Object Model"

Use Windows Registry editor

The computer model name and number are also recorded in the Windows System Registry.

To get your device’s model number in the Windows Registry editor, browse the keys below.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SystemInformation
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\BIOS
Windows 11 System model name in registry

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to find your device model name and number in Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you have errors or have something to add.

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