As we all know, Windows 10 laptops come in various different specifications by different vendors having varying prices. In order to know what the laptop is configured with internally ( say hardware, configurations, etc) the manufacturers give each laptop a unique tag / ID called service tag. For some reason, if you want to find the service tag for your system, then read along. In this article, we will be discussing the different ways to know the service tag in a system.
Method 1: From the service tag sticker on the back
Turn your laptop, in the backside and you will see a sticker that would contain the service tag of your laptop.
If the laptop is old and letters are invisible or the sticker is not present for some reason, try the next method.
Method 2: From Command Prompt
Step 1: Open the Run Window by holding Windows+r together.
Step 2: Type cmd and press OK
Step 3: In the command prompt window that opens type the below command and hit Enter
wmic bios get serialnumber
This returns the serial tag of the laptop as shown below
Method 3: From PowerShell
Step 1: Press Windows+r together to open the run window
Step 2: Type powershell and press OK
Step 3: In the PowerShell window that opens type the below command and hit Enter
wmic bios get serialnumber
Method 4: From BIOS
Step 1: Shut Down your PC
Step 2: Power On the PC and when the logo appears keep pressing the key to enter the BIOS setting continuously
Below is the list of key for entering the BIOS setting
- ASUS Computer: F2 for all PCs, F2 or DEL
- Acer Computer : F2 or DEL
- Dell Computer: F2 or F12
- HP Computer : F10
- Lenovo (Consumer Laptops): F2 or Fn + F2
- Lenovo (Desktops): F1
- Lenovo (ThinkPads): Enter then F1.
- MSI Computer: DEL for motherboards and PCs
- Microsoft Surface Tablets: Press and hold the volume up button.
- Samsung Computer : F2
- Toshiba Computer : F2
- Zotac Computer : DEL
- ASRock Computer : F2 or DEL
- Origin Computer : F2
- ECS Computer : DEL
- Gigabyte / Aorus Computer : F2 or DEL
The Service Tag will be listed under System Info.
Method 5: From the Manufacturers website
Step 1: Go to the Manufacturer’s website from where you can download the drivers.
NOTE: Below steps listed below demonstrate the method of finding the service tag in HP devices. For other manufacturers, it should be similar
Step 2: Click on Let HP detect your product button
Step 3: In the Open HP Web Products Detection window that pops, click on Open HP Web Products Detection
Step 4: You might have to wait for some time, then it detects and displays as shown below
We hope this has been informative and helps you find your service tag. Kindly comment and let us know if run into any issues. We will be glad to help.
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Anusha Pai is a Software Engineer having a long experience in IT industry and having a passion to write.