How To: Find the Computer Serial Number

Sometimes getting the serial number of your computer off of the case/chassis is not possible due to it being inside a cabinet with short cables, the sticker is missing or worn out or whatever else the situation is that prevents you from just looking at the sticker.  Well this quick guide will tell you how you can get the serial number.

On a Windows based computer you can run the following command from either the command prompt or from PowerShell  (if you aren’t allowed to run the command prompt).  You do not need to be an administrator of the computer to execute this command.

The command to execute from either the command prompt or from PowerShell is

wmic bios get serialnumber

The results PowerShell Serial Number Results

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