How to Find a Compaq Evo Model by Serial Numberby Kirk Bennet
If you use a Compaq Evo business desktop or laptop PC in your office and it suddenly crashes, you may need to find out what part of the computer is malfunctioning and replace it. However, to order the part, you'll need to know the model of your Compaq Evo machine. Even if all you have is the serial number from the label on the case, you can still find the model by using the PartSurfer function on HP's website.
Launch a Web browser and navigate to the PartSurfer section of the HP website (link in Resources).
Type the Compaq Evo serial number into the Quick Search field and click the small "Search" icon next to the field.
Locate the Compaq Evo model in the Description section of the search results.