How to determine your device serial number

If you need to register your computer as part of the OU HSC Encryption requirements, or if you need to check your device warranty status, you may locate the serial number in the following ways:


  1. In Windows, go to Start > Search > and then type in cmd
  2. A Command Prompt window should now open, type the following:

wmic bios get serialnumber

  1. Your device Serial Number should now be shown. Windows Command prompt with example serial shown



  • From the Apple menu in the corner of your screen, choose About This Mac. Then find the serial number in the information shown. MacOS About This Mac screen
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