Sunday, September 30, 2012

Easily Find the Serial Number of your Computer

When you’ve got a problem with your computer, you call the technical support team and the person on the phone requires the machine’s serial number (also known as the Service Tag) before he can even log your request.

You can easily find the service tag by turning the Laptop upside down to find the service tag but for desktops, especially the older models, the sticker that holds the service tag is often placed in the back side and more harder-to-reach.

There’s a alternate way to find the computer’s serial number without you having to slide beneath the table.

Open the command prompt (Start –> CMD) and type the following command:

wmic bios get serialnumber


C:\>wmic bios get serialnumber

Another command that will also print the model number (or make) of your computer is:

wmic csproduct get name, identifyingnumber


C:\>wmic csproduct get name, identifyingnumber
IdentifyingNumber     Name
G3C46GS                Latitude E6410

The above commands should work on Windows 7, XP and Windows XP Pro machine as wmic.exe didn’t ship with the previous editions of Windows.

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