How to find a product number or machine type and model?
There are many ways!
The product number is 7 characters e.g. 4286-CTO. The first 4 numbers are the machine type, and the last 3 characters are the model.
1. Find the label:
2. Use System Information:
Go the the Windows System Information Accessory (Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information, or just Start then type System Information in the search/run box).
3. Read it from BIOS:
Press F1 when you see the Lenovo/ThinkPad logo during start to enter BIOS.
4. Use The ThinkVantage Toolbox:
Start>Control Panel>Lenovo's System Healh and Diagnostics. If it is not installed, get it from here:
5. Get it from the command line:
Open a Command Prompt (filename: CMD.EXE) and issue either of the following commands:
For all info:
c:\windows\system32\wbem\wmic.exe csproduct list full
For just the product number:
c:\windows\system32\wbem\wmic.exe csproduct get name
For just the serial number:
c:\windows\system32\wbem\wmic.exe csproduct get identifyingnumber
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