How to Find Laptop Model – Brand and Operating System

Another computer support request from a third party website where I earn supplemental income answering computer related questions. Here is the initial communication quoted verbatim.

“How do i find Brand model and Operating system of my laptop? I need it asap.”

Here is my initial response quoted verbatim. Have you tried looking for it on a sticker on your laptop? This individual’s laptop had multiple stickers.

A Probook sticker, Intel inside CORE i5 vpro sticker, and a Microsoft Windows 7 sticker. Most computer manufactures include a more detailed sticker on the bottom of your laptop. Look for the brand ie. Hewlett Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, etc.

Also, look for a model number similar to M1500. Many computer models include both numbers and letters. Finally, look for a Microsoft Windows sticker.

You may find a Microsoft Windows Certificate of Authenticity sticker with the product key. This sticker will be labeled Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, etc. Microsoft Windows 8 and 10 stickers sometimes are not as descriptive and detailed.

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Microsoft Windows 8 stickers are generally blue or purple and may or may NOT include the number 8 or 8.1. Microsoft Windows 10 stickers are generally blue or purple and again may or may NOT include the number 10. I concluded that this laptop was probably a Hewlett Packard ProBook with Windows 7 operating system.

There might be a sticker under neath the battery with a model number and even serial number. Also, sometimes you can enter the Basic Input Output System to find the model number and serial number. Are you able to access the Internet on that laptop?

I can have you download a free small application that will most likely tell you the model and serial number. Also, the product key numbers are the license key to use if you were to reinstall Windows 7. You can download and install CPU-Z.

I found another web link that might be helpful. Browse to the following link from Hewlett Packard. It should automatically detect your computer.

If you do NOT own a Hewlett Packard computer, then you can browse to your computer manufacturer’s website and look for the support area. Often times the major computer manufacturer’s websites have a web page that will automatically detect your computer model and operating system. One final tip, you can use Ccleaner to find system information.

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