How to find serial number on a laptop?

Serial Number in Windows

In this video you’ll learn how to find out your serial number. If you’d rather read instead, scroll down to see the instructions in text.


  1. Open the Windows Terminal by searching for Command Prompt in the search bar. Right click on the icon and select “Run as administrator”, as we need more rights than the normal user.

  2. Type “wmic bios get serialnumber” into the terminal and press Enter.

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  3. Your individual laptop serial number is displayed in the terminal window.

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If the terminal solution doesn’t work for you, you can usually also find it in the settings, under System, then About. We hope you found the serial number and can use it where you need it. 

Since the age of 16, Prayas has been enthralled with all things tech. As a result, he’s developed an extensive skillset that has allowed him to help people with their computer and smartphone problems. When he’s not at his PC, you can find him riding his motorbike.

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