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Obtain S/N from a running a batch file

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Hi,

Is there a way to obtain S/N and the Model and Ip address of a Laptop through running a batch file from a floppy drive. The models I'm interested is Toshiba Satellite Laptops.

If we can do this without re-booting it would be really great.
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by:jhance
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In a word, NO.

In fact there is no Windows or other API to get this at all.  Toshiba laptop do not have any kind of serial number embedded in their hardware.  

The way to get the SN is to look at the manufacturers label on the bottom and read it.
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ditto's to Jhance. :)
 
We wouldn't want big brother tracing us down. :)
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i would suggest in making a partition on your root drive
around 300 meg,, this will allow you to support many O/S's

and at the same time you could format the the rest of your drive in NTFS or what ever you want. though your ME instlation will not see the nt partition, you will have to format the XP instlation to use FAT16 so all OS's can see all drives.

the best part about javing a boot partition such as the 300meg is that you can be sure to start your computer in just about any event.

remember if your current partition has a partition such as drive C:\ and drive D:\ WHEN you install your new drive and also make 2 partitions your drive C: on your old drive will become drive d: and your driv d: on your new drive wil become Drive e:

and lastly if you move your ME drive to any other location othen then c: you will need to reinstall ME for it will no longer work.

if you can live with your ME drive as Master and your new drive as as slave your much better off if you cant afford to loose your old OS.

XP will install just fine on the new drive as a slave and also setup a dual boot for both OS's

Good Luck!

http://www.hopctech.com
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Hey 5thcav, read Answers versus comments below!!!
You tried to lock a question where the answer had already been accepted, even.
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What has this "answer" to do with this question?

Moderator please!!
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I have rejected this premature proposed answer and by doing so allows other Experts not to be blocked out.

5thcav, as mentioned by slink9 above...below this text box at the bottom of the page is the Q vs A, then to understan why, click the "click here" Link.

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5thcav has tried to lock a question where the answer was already accepted.  I keep getting notifications that an answer was proposed but it never shows in the question.
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Same here.  I got like 5 notifications that an answer had been proposed to another question but none were found.

Perhaps EE has developed a problem of some sort or 5thcav is doing something out of the ordinary.  It should not be possible to attempt a lock on a PAQ.  But I would not surprise me if there is a way around it...
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I think he proposed the answer while it was unlocked (on his screen at least).  Sort of like it seemed that I proposed a comment pretty much immediately before the other comment was accepted.
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salagian:

Check out EZ Audit:
http://www.atconsulting.com/

It can provide this information *IF* the system's DMI interface provides this information.  jhance suggests that Toshiba doesn't provide this info, so you're probably going to be turning over alot of laptops soon...

-dog*
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