Windows 10: Will Windows 10 keep a record of my computer's serial number?

Discus and support Will Windows 10 keep a record of my computer's serial number? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Dear all, I was unlucky enough to have my laptop stolen this week. The police may have located it, but need the serial number of the laptop before... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by OscarW666, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. OscarW666 Win User

    Will Windows 10 keep a record of my computer's serial number?


    Dear all,


    I was unlucky enough to have my laptop stolen this week.


    The police may have located it, but need the serial number of the laptop before they proceed.


    Stupidly, I didn't record my computer's serial number.


    Is there any chance Windows 10 would have stored this information somewhere?


    Very grateful for any help or advice.


    Best wishes


    Oscar

    :)
     
    OscarW666, Jul 12, 2019
    #1

  2. Windows 10 serial on OEM


    So I'll summarize steps made...

    1. Saved serial number (taken with Belarc Advisory) from preinstalled (half chinese language) Windows 8.1 (don't know exactly the version, suspect Windows 8.1 with bing) on tablet
    2. Formatted tablet
    3. Tried to make a clean Windows 10 (HOME, HOME N and also PRO, everytime with the same result) install with ISO taken with MediaCreationTool, during install (and also after completing installation) it says that the saved serial is not valid
    4. Tried to reinstall Windows 8.1 (ISO taken with MediaCreationTool again) HOME, it says that the serial is not valid

    So i suspect that the saved serial, is from a WINDOWS 8.1 WITH BING OEM version and this kind of ISO is not accessible/downloadable anywhere (at least I can't find it, any suggestion?)

    Still not tried SHOWKEY with that serial, I am in office now, and the serial is saved on a usb pen at home, will try this evening.

    So I'm stucked but if everything is like I suspect, it's incredible. If I have a tablet/notebook/netbook with Windows 8 preinstalled, it seems that I can update to Windows 10 without problems, but if I want to make a clean Windows 10 install that serial is not valid...
     
    CapitanCatarro, Jul 12, 2019
    #2
  3. tamara_sadel, Jul 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Will Windows 10 keep a record of my computer's serial number?

    After installation, hard drives display same serial number

    Microsoft thinks 2 hard drives on same computer are same hard drive.- Original Title

    I have 4 hard drives in my computer with 1 OS loaded on each one.

    Two Hard Drives have Windows 10 on them.

    One Hard drive is Windows 8 upgraded to Windows 10.

    One Hard drive is Windows 7 upgraded to Windows 10.

    But on my Microsoft Account it says:

    For Windows 7 Upgrade:

    • DESKTOP-5NKAE33
    • MacPro4,1
      • Serial #: H09292S84PD
      • Windows 10 Professional (10.0.10586.420)
    For Windows 8 Upgrade:

    • MacPro
    • MacPro4,1
      • Serial #: H09292S84PD
      • Windows 10 Professional (10.0.10586.420)

    Do you see they have the SAME SERIAL NUMBER? How is this even remotely possible?
     
    RichardGilbertson, Jul 12, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Will Windows 10 keep a record of my computer's serial number?

Loading...
  1. Will Windows 10 keep a record of my computer's serial number? - Similar Threads - keep record computer's

  2. Product Key from Serial Number

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Product Key from Serial Number: Good day Would like to find out if there is a way to recover the product key from the License serial number. We bought 2 Windows 10 IOT ENT LTSB 2016 licenses. They arrived in an envelope. Cleaners mistook the envelope for trash and threw it away. We...
  3. Photoshop Elements Serial Number

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Photoshop Elements Serial Number: I purchased Photoshop Elements from the Microsoft Store, it has downloaded and loaded fine. The one thing I don't have, and it seems to be a common problem, is the serial number. Doing some research I cannot find any resolution to the issue. Another problem is you guys make...
  4. Pre-installed windows serial number

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Pre-installed windows serial number: Hello, I intend to buy a laptop which has windows 10 pre-installed, I want to make sure I won't lose it, so in case the activated windows copy was uninstalled for any reason, can I reinstall an unactivated windows copy using a bootable usb flash memory for example and...
  5. Lenovo Laptop Windows 10 Serial Number

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Lenovo Laptop Windows 10 Serial Number: Hi I purchased a few laptops from the Microsoft Store - online some time back. One of the Laptops needed to be factory reset, and after having done this, the Windows is giving me a "Not Genuine". Asking for the Serial Number, but I don't see any Windows Serial Number on...
  6. finding serial numbers on product

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    finding serial numbers on product: find serial numbers on prodct https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/finding-serial-numbers-on-product/ffa2dac9-5ad8-433c-ad62-08ae2bde9c8b
  7. Windows 10 Serial Number

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Windows 10 Serial Number: Just bought an SSD, planning on reinstalling Win10 on it. I can't use CMD, so... Is the "Product ID" the same as the Serial number/Product key? Edit: Solved, thanks to everyone...
  8. Failed Hard drive/ Windows serial number

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Failed Hard drive/ Windows serial number: My PC's hard drive has bit the dust and i cannot remember where my serial number is. Is there a way to get my serial number online?? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/failed-hard-drive-windows-serial-number/27121fa9-503b-4fcc-96c9-350ef877c1c9
  9. Find Serial Number of Windows PC

    in Windows 10 Tutorials
    Find Serial Number of Windows PC: Hi , very usefull we have a typo win32bios -> win32_bios Q : if is a no name desktop [assembled by me] the serial provided is from what ? c 78926
  10. Find Serial Number of Hard Drive in Windows

    in Windows 10 Tutorials
    Find Serial Number of Hard Drive in Windows: Works for me Shawn nice tip! Always liked using Cmd and PowerShell prompts. 87131