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I have about 20 HP Compq (some original Compaq) servers and need to find out when the servers were manufactured. I have serial and product numbers. There is no Insight Manager drivers installed so a web utility would be great!

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If they are old Compaq with the old style serial number sthan you can tell by looking at the number:

First four digits correspond to where it was manufactured, year of manufacture, week within that year of manufacture

so a serial number on an old box that starts 8327 was manufactured in Scotland (8 was its code designator) in week 27 of 2003

But a warranty lookup as above is the only way to tell with modern HP serial numbers (and its less geeky!)

Andy
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