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Find the Serial Number of your Computer

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Scenario : You’ve got a problem with your computer (DELL,HP….etc), you call their technical support team and the person on the other side requires the machine’s serial number (also called as Service Tag) to log your request.. Where do you get it ??

Solution : If you are using a laptop computer, you can easily find the service tag beneath the machine but for desktops, especially the older models, the sticker with the service tag is often placed at a harder-to-reach location. So how do you get that info ??

Actually in Windows, there’s an alternate and a much easier way to find the computer’s serial number without you having to invert the CPU or slide beneath the table.

All you have to do is open the command prompt (Start –> CMD or Start -> Run -> CMD) and type the following command:

wmic bios get serialnumber

The above command will give you the Serial number, if however you also want to print the model number of your computer, you will have to use :

wmic csproduct get name, identifyingnumber

The system model number can also be found on the System Information page (All Programs –> Accessories –> System Tools).

Both the above commands will work on Windows 7, XP and XP Pro machine (wmic.exe didn’t ship with the previous editions of Windows).

Refer to this page to learn about all the system details that you can retrieve with the help of wmic.exe command.

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