How to check Build Windows laptop and PC via CMD and others

Want to know the generation of your Intel processors on your Windows 10 laptop and PC? When you want to buy a brand new PC or laptop, the first thing you ask yourself is what is the generation of the laptop? So in this guide we will show you 3 different ways to check Laptop and PC generation in Windows 10.

You may want to know your Intel processor generation if you are repairing your PC or buying a new one. Intel releases a new generation of processors almost every year, and you should only buy the latest generation of Intel processors.

The latest 9th generation processor was introduced in August 2018, while the previous 8th generation processor was introduced in August 2017. Intel introduced 7th generation processors in August 2016. In August 2015, the company announced the launch of its 6th generation processor.

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What you will learn in this guide:

How to check generation of laptop and PC in Windows 10

So, if you are eager to know the generation of your PC and laptop, we will show you 2 different ways.

Method 1. Find Build via properties on this PC

It is easy to determine which generation the Intel processor in your PC belongs to. You can achieve this without using any third-party software.

Simply right-click on This PC and select Properties to get a quick overview of the current hardware and operating system configuration. The information includes, among other things, the processor you use, but the processor is referred to by the trademark under which it was sold or marketed.

Here’s how you do it:

  • Right click on it “This pc” or on your desktop and select Properties.

Properties

  • You will find information about Heart and Generation next to Processor section.
  • In my case it is 3.80 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K Processor 3.80 GHz. The number after will be the generation of your laptop or PC.
  • The number at the position of this bold seven will be the generation of the processor of your PC and laptop.
Find the generation via the properties of this PC

Method 2. Check Laptop and PC Build via Task Manager

In the second method, use Task Manager and go to the Performance tab. Select CPU in the left column. Here you will find the generation of your PC and laptop.

How to do it:

  • Right click on the taskbar and select Job list.
check generation pc laptop 2

Job list

  • Go to Performance tab and select CPU.
  • Here you will find the generation of your PC and laptop.
How to Check Your Laptop and PC Build in Windows 10 (2 Ways)

Performance > Processor

Method 3. Find laptop generation via command prompt

Some users want to know how to check laptop and pc build through command prompt. So therefore we have the command to find the generation.

Here are the steps:

  • Open Command Prompt.
  • Type wmic and press enter.
  • Write now CPU get name and press enter.
  • The number after “-“ (hyphen) will be the generation of your laptop or PC.

Here’s how to find and check the generation of your Windows 10 laptop and PC in 2 different ways. You can get accurate information about your PC and laptop build by using this PC property and task manager. Well, knowing the Intel processor and its generation is always useful, especially if you are looking to buy a PC or laptop, or just want to brush up on your computer knowledge.

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