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is there a way to change the service tag in the BIOs on a Dell system?

Posted on 2009-05-04
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by:Callandor
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Why would you want to do that - that's how Dell identifies a specific machine and how it was configured.
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just wondering
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by:Danny Child
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Yes, it can be done.  One perfectly legitimate use is when a motherboard is changed under warranty, you want the new mobo bios to contain the Tag of the actual box that it's in.  There's a small utility to do it that Dell engineers use.  
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note, this runs from a bootable DOS floppy.
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haven't tried it yet but sounds good.  thank you!
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