How to Check Computer Serial Number on Windows - Windows Basics


Monday, August 9, 2021

How to Check Computer Serial Number on Windows

Windows does not display the PC Serial Number on the body or common system information tools. So in the article below, Ben Computer will guide you through some simple and easy ways to find the Serial Number on a Windows computer.

How to find the Serial Number on a Windows computer

Suppose for some reason that you want to find the serial number on your computer, for example, to identify and ensure your computer and laptop are genuine.

Method 1: Run the WMIC command to find the Windows Serial Number

The easiest way to find the Serial Number on a Windows computer is to run the WMIC command.

1. To get started, open a Command Prompt window. On Windows 10 or 8, right-click the Start button and select Command Prompt. On Windows 7, press Windows + R to open the Run window and type cmd in it and press Enter.

2. On the Command Prompt window, run the command below and press Enter:

wmic bios get serial number

The above command uses the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) tool to get the serial number from the computer's BIOS system. Your Windows computer's serial number is in the SerialNumber section.

In case if the above command does not display the serial number, it is likely that the manufacturer stores this information on the BIOS or UEFI firmware.


Method 2: Check BIOS for Serial Number

You can also find the serial number on the BIOS or UEFI firmware settings window.

All you need to do is access the BIOS or UEFI firmware settings window and look for the Serial Number entry on the window. This option can be located in different item numbers, locations, depending on the computer, usually on the main window (main) or the system window (system).

Method 3: Find the Serial Number on the computer hardware

In case if you run the wmic command or cannot access the BIOS to find the serial number, here are some other ways to find this system information:

– If using a laptop: on some laptop models, the serial number can be found in a small sticker affixed to the bottom of the device. Or in addition, on some other models, the serial number is printed directly on the device case. In case if the laptop has a removable battery, the serial number can be found in the label below the battery.

– On PC: look on the back, top or sides of the case to find the label, here it has your computer serial number. Also, some manufacturers may put this label on the inside of the case, so you may have to open the case to find it.

– Visit the manufacturer's homepage to find out exactly where the serial number is recorded.

– If you register with the manufacturer or receive warranty service, you can find the serial number in the invoice or email confirming the warranty service, or also in the documentation.

Method 4: Find the Serial Number through PowerShell

Finally, to find the serial number through PowerShell you follow the steps below:

1. First press the Windows key, then enter powershell into the search box, on the list of search results right-click and select Run as administrator to run PowerShell under Admin.

2. Run the command below into the PowerShell window and press Enter:

Get-WmiObject win32_bios | select Serialnumber

The above command will display your computer's serial number, note this serial number for later use by selecting and pressing Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste into your document file.

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