Retrieving the serial number of a computer

Monday, September 01th, 2014 by hinrich

ThinkPad X220

Looking for a software way under Windows to figure out the serial number of your laptop while it is docked?

When you go to the support website of the manufacturer, companies frequently describe you ways that rely on you being able to turn your laptop upside down, but there is also a way via the command line:

Open the Windows command line (All Programs => Accessories => Command Prompt) and go to the follwing folder:
C:\Windows\System32\wbem

Then using this command you will be able to retrieve it:
wmic bios get serialnumber

This command is also useful if you want to figure out the part number:
wmic csproduct get name

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