Check Serial Number of your workstation in Windows Operating System
There is a command which can be used to check serial number of your workstation when you are in Windows or you are installing Windows as your currently running operating system. Below is the command which you need to type in the CLI (Command Line Interface) when you want to check the serial number of your workstation. Windows has one utility which is well-known for having its function as a command line interface. Below is the step which is needed to be done :
- The utility which needs to be executed is called the Command Prompt and it can be executed by running Ctrl-R in Windows operating system. Below is the image of callable dialog box which you can use to type the utility you want to execute :
Type cmd in the textfield as shown above.
- Or you can normally access the Command Prompt which exists in Windows operating system by accessing menu Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt, in this case Windows XP since I have this version of Windows installed in my workstation. Different version of windows will affect the location of the Command Prompt exists. Below is the display of Windows’ Command Prompt, in this case Windows XP since I have that version currently running on my workstation :
- After the Command Prompt is shown as the above image, type the command which is used to get the serial number of your workstation as follows :
wmic bios get serialnumber
- It will then display the serial number of your workstation as follow s:
The above image display the serial number of my workstation. Since I have installed my Windows XP as a virtual operating system using VirtualBox, the output of the serial number will be 0. But if you have a Windows operating system installed directly in you workstation, you can see the real serial number of your workstation.