Today, i will share with you how to find serial number on dell laptop with a simple method.
It doesn’t matter if you are using a dell Inspiron or dell latitude or any other dell laptop brand running on windows 7, 8, or 10, they all have the same way of checking for their serial number or service tag.
On some Dell laptops, you’ll see the serial number or service tag on a sticker whereby on others, you’ll see the numbers printed directly on the metal or plastic depending on whichever your dell laptop is made from.
If your dell laptop battery is removable, the serial number is mostly on a sticker inside the battery compartment, under the battery.
Your serial number or service tag is not just what you can search for while your dell computer is on except you use the command prompt, your laptop needs to be turned off and flipped over to check the serial number or service tag.
Just for the sake of people that has no idea what a serial number is, allow me to explain.
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What is a Serial Number?
A serial number is a unique number or alphabets assigned to an item or product by its manufacturer.
A serial number can be a mix of both numbers and alphabets, it doesn’t have to be necessarily only a number or alphabet.
Does Serial Number and Service Tag Mean The Same Thing?
Yes, a serial number and service tag mean the same thing.
It’s impossible for a computer to have both serial number and service tag since both means the same thing.
Example Of A Dell Laptop Serial Number Or Service Tag
Images below are examples of a serial number for your dell laptop.
If you look closely when you flip at stickers, you will be able to identify your serial number and service tag.
Now let me show you how to find the serial number for your dell laptop.
Steps to Find Serial Number on Dell Laptop
Follow the instructions correctly
Using Command Prompt
1. Search for command prompt in windows search.
2. Right-click on Command Prompt and then select Run as Administrator.
3. Type or copy and paste the following inside command prompt and hit the Enter key:
wmic bios get serialnumber
4. The serial number for your Dell computer will be displayed on the screen. Sometimes it could display your Service tag.
To check for your serial number manually, follow these instructions carefully.
1. Turn Of Your Dell Laptop
Start by switch your dell laptop, the reason for this is because we don’t want anything to go wrong with your internal hard when you flip your laptop over
2. Flip Your Dell laptop Over
After you turned of your dell laptop, flip your laptop to the back because that is where your serial number and service tag is located.
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3. Remove Your Batter
This step is not for everyone. Before you remove your battery, look closely at the back of your Dell laptop for a Printed text or sticker containing your serial number or service tag.
If you can’t find any printed text or sticker, remove your battery and look closely for a sticker containing your serial number or service tag
4. Locate Your Serial Number Or Service Tag
Just like i mentioned earlier, you will see your serial number or service tag printed on a sticker.
how to find dell service tag if sticker is missing
If your sticker is missing or wiped off, you can find your dell service tag through command prompt by following this guide.
where to find serial number on dell laptop
Your Dell Serial number can be found through windows command prompt and also by looking for a sticker at the back of your laptop.
Most laptops require you to pop out the battery before you can view the sticker.
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