In Windows 10, you can see information about the motherboard installed in your PC using the command line. If you need to print it out or just view your motherboard details without restarting your PC or using a third party tool, it can be done with a single command.
A motherboard is the main circuit board used to connect all the parts of your computer together. It comes with sockets for computer's CPU, expansion cards, and memory. Also, it has hard drive connectors, and other ports and connectors to plug various PC hardware directly or with cables.
There is a special WMIC command which utilizes Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to provide information about all storage devices you have installed in Windows. It works in all modern Windows versions including Windows 10.
Get Motherboard Information via Command Prompt in Windows 10
To see some useful information about the motherboard of your Windows 10 device, do the following.
- Open an elevated command prompt.
- Type the following command:
wmic baseboard get Manufacturer, Model, Name, PartNumber, serialnumber
- The command produces the following output:
Get Motherboard Information with PowerShell
- Open PowerShell as Administrator.Tip: You can add "Open PowerShell As Administrator" context menu.
- Type or copy-paste the following command:
Get-WmiObject win32_baseboard | Format-List Product,Manufacturer,SerialNumber,Version
- See the command output. It looks like this:
Tip: There is a short version of the PowerShell command above.
gwmi win32_baseboard | FL Product,Manufacturer,SerialNumber,Version
These commands cannot replace advanced tools like AIDA64 or HWiNFO which can give you much more details about your hardware. But when you cannot install third party apps in a limited or secured environment, it is nice to use just built-in tools to see the information about the PC's motherboard.
Bonus tip: You can get certain information about your motherboard in
msinfo32.exe, System Information tool.
- Press the Win + R hotkeys together on the keyboard and type the following command in your Run box:
- Click the System Summary section on the left.
- Look for the Baseboard Manufacturer, BaseBoard Product, and BaseBoard Version rows.