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Easy (lazy) way to get your serial number for your Dell, or other OEM system?

Posted by essjae on November 15, 2016

Need your serial number? ¬†Laptop’s docked, or workstation not easily accessible?

Here’s an easy way to get your vendor serial number:

  1. Start a command prompt, click start, type “cmd”, hit enter
  2. type “wmic bios get serialnumber”

This will return your Dell, Lenovo, etc serial number.

Note: If you have a custom or home built system, you’re not likely to get an serial number, you’ll probably see something like ¬†“system serial number” or “to be filled in by o.e.m”

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