Command To Show Serial Number

By default, Windows computers can’t see their PC serial number by looking at the system interface, or by using known system information tools.

However, you can still find the serial number using the Command Prompt, a built-in application in every Microsoft operating system. Tip: If you’re not familiar with the Windows 10 interface, we recommend reading the How to Get Started with Windows 10 article on our website. In this article, you’ll learn how to find your Windows PC’s serial number using the Command Prompt.

Our step by step guide aims to teach you how to work with the tool in order to locate your PC’s unique serial number. The guide below shows the steps required to find your Windows 10 PC’s serial number using the Command Prompt app. The steps also work on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, with little to no differences in the process.

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Note: You might be required to have access to an administrator account to perform all of the steps described below. If the account you’re currently using doesn’t have administrative permissions, make sure to change this in your settings or contact your IT professional.

Open the Command Prompt in one of the following ways:Open the Search function in your taskbar, or alternatively use the Ctrl + S keyboard shortcut to bring up the search bar and look up “Command Prompt”.

When you see it in the results, right-click on it and choose Run as Administrator.Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to bring up the Run utility.

Type in “cmd” and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys on your keyboard.

Doing so, you’re launching the Command Prompt with administrative permissions.Press the Windows + X keyboard shortcut, then select Command Prompt (Admin).When prompted by the User Account Control (UAC), click Yes to allow the app to launch with administrative permissions.Need help?

Check out our How to make a local user an administrator in Windows 10 guide.

Open the Search function in your taskbar, or alternatively use the Ctrl + S keyboard shortcut to bring up the search bar and look up “Command Prompt”.

When you see it in the results, right-click on it and choose Run as Administrator.

Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to bring up the Run utility. Type in “cmd” and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys on your keyboard.

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