Have you lost your computer’s service tag?

01 Jul

I had to rebuild my laptop recently and realized that I needed to download the drivers from Dell’s website. I started looking for the service tag at the bottom of the laptop but that was no use.. The label had fallen off. One way of getting that could have been a reboot of the laptop followed by an inspection of the BIOS setup information but I wanted to have something that would act as equivalent to dmidecode in Linux. Dmidecode is a simple command that provides a human readable view of the DMI data.

So, for Linux the command would be like;

# dmidecode -s system-serial-number

In case you are using Windows, just fire up a command prompt and run the following…

C:\> wmic bios get serialnumber

I hope this helps save your time…



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