The serial number is a unique identifier number consisting of the character string, numeric digits, or/and typographic symbols assigned to PC or laptops by the original equipment manufacturer. A serial number of a laptop helps the manufacturers in providing technical support service or warranty. Serial No. ( S/No.) also helps in tracing the equipment in case of theft. You can find the exact serial number of the laptop or branded PC in a number of ways described in simple steps in this article.
Find the serial number of PC/Laptop using Command prompt
- In Windows 10, right-click on the start button and open the Command prompt(Admin)
- Enter the following command. “wmic bios get serialnumber”
- You can now see the serial number of your PC/laptop
Find the serial number of PC/Laptop in windows PowerShell
- Open PowerShell
- Type the command “gwmi win32_bios | fl SerialNumber”
- After you press Enter, you will be able to see the serial number.
Find the serial number in BIOS settings
Depending on the system brand, you can enter the bios settings by pressing the F1, F2, F10, or Del button on the keyboard after restarting or just turning On the PC or laptop. In the main settings, you will be able to find the serial number of the system.
Find the Serial number of the PC by visual inspection
On a branded desktop PC, you can find the serial number on the sticker pasted on the backside of the computer. If you are using a laptop you can flip the laptop to the bottom side and you will find that either the serial number is directly printed on the body or a sticker with S/No. is pasted there. In some cases, a serial number is found under the laptop battery and you need to remove the battery of a laptop to find the same.
Whenever you buy a new PC or Laptop, it is important to get the invoice with the serial number mentioned in it since S/N is required to be cited while getting the part replacement or claim for warranty. In case the invoice is lost, you can use any of the above methods to find the serial number of the PC in windows 10 OS.
my serial number doesn’t show up
try this to your cmd:wmic bios get serialnumber
it should work.