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    PC Serial Number / Service Tag

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    by togi.thomas ·

    Does anyone know of any command line utility or DOS command that returns the PC’s serial number (service tag) off the BIOS.

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    • #2740231

      PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      by timwalsh ·

      In reply to PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      This is something that you really need to talk to your PC manufacturer’s Tech Support about. Standard BIOS does not hold this information. The manufacturer of your PC would have had to modify the BIOS to hold this information. They would also be the one to provide any utility that would read this information from BIOS.

      • #2740171

        PC Serial Number / Service Tag

        by togi.thomas ·

        In reply to PC Serial Number / Service Tag

        I know for a fact that there is a command line utility that reads off the BIOS. I’ve seen it a long time ago but unfortunately cant remember what it was.

        Further, there are several hardware inventory audit softwares that are vendor neutral. they must be using a command and this is what I’m interested in.

    • #2740211

      PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      by thechas ·

      In reply to PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      You can get the BIOS string which can identify the BIOS and motherboard.

      For Intel CPUs, you can get the CPU serial number.

      Check out the utilities from Unicore software:

      http://www.unicore.com/techsupport/award/awardutils.htm

      Remove thespace between awardutil and s.htm

      Unicore sells custom BIOS’s for PCs.

      According to the link at http://www.wimsbios.com
      you can request a DOS version of Unicore’s own BIOS identification utility from the feedback page at Unicore.

      Here is a link to some other good system information software:

      http://members.datafast.net.au/dft0802/

      Like Tim, I do not believe that there is a system specific serial number in the BIOS for most systems / motherboards.
      If there was, I am sure that this serial number would be part of Microsoft’s Product Activation system.

      Chas

    • #2740979

      Reply To: PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      by trippin ·

      In reply to PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      Go to BIOS and take a look??

    • #2740692

      Reply To: PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      by stuart_at_oz ·

      In reply to PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      I’m thinking you may be using a Dell PC?

      There IS a dos program that will read the asset tag (read: Dell serial number) from the BIOS of Dell PC’s, called ASSET.COM. I am not sure whether is is available from Dell or not. I will see if I can find out?

      Stu

    • #2739065

      Reply To: PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      by javier ·

      In reply to PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      As the friend said, you migth be asking for a DELL service tag, first, you can locate it in a sticker behind your system, it has a bar code and some caracters like WD92Z, but if you can?t find it, the easy way tohave it isto log on http://www.support.dell.com, complete the register and once inside go to system datils and warranty, and select find your service tag number.

      Another think very important: Ratethisanswer.

      Thanks, hope this help

    • #3387809

      Reply To: PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      by cs75062 ·

      In reply to PC Serial Number / Service Tag

      Go to Dell.com and use the standard login under support or downloads. They will scan your PC and give you the SN and Service Tag.

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