How to find the serial number of a peripheral

September 2017

How to find the serial number of a peripheral

When looking for the driver of a peripheral/hardware component (sound card, network card, webcam, graphics card, etc..), it may be useful to retrieve its identification number/serial number.
The procedure is explained below:
  • Open the Run tab (Windows + R).
  • Type the following command and press Enter:
  • The Device Manager opens.
  • Select the device of your choice, right-click > "Properties".
  • Go to the "Details" tab.
  • Click the drop-down menu and select "Hardware Ids".
  • Right-click on the ID number > Copy.

Some examples:
  • HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_18491E01&REV_10004 (Realtek High Definition Audio Chipset)
  • PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_1026&SUBSYS_82261043&REV_B0 (Atheros Network card)
  • USB\VID_04F2&PID_B012&REV_0346&MI_00 (Chicony webcam)


Published by jak58. Latest update on August 27, 2014 at 07:53 AM by jak58.
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