esSJae's Virtualization Blog

Virtualization and other IT topics

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”

wmic

Advertisements

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

  1. truthspew said

    Yup – we started using this a couple of weeks ago. It’s due to Lenovo insisting on putting it’s serial number underneath the battery. Or on Dell Systems where the service tag wears out.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: