Solved

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

Posted on 2009-05-04
6
255 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
just curious
0
Comment
Question by:71goldtop
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 24297161
Why would you want to do that - that's how Dell identifies a specific machine and how it was configured.
0
 

Author Comment

by:71goldtop
ID: 24297319
just wondering
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Danny Child
ID: 24298445
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.  
0
Turn your laptop into a mobile console!

The CV211 Laptop USB Console Adapter provides a direct Laptop-to-Computer connection for fast and easy remote desktop access with no software to install.

 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Danny Child earned 125 total points
ID: 24298454
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Danny Child
ID: 24298462
note, this runs from a bootable DOS floppy.
0
 

Author Comment

by:71goldtop
ID: 24299263
haven't tried it yet but sounds good.  thank you!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Computer running slow? Taking forever to open a folder, documents, or any programs that you didn't have an issue with before? Here are a few steps to help speed it up. The programs mentioned below ALL have free versions, you can buy them if you w…
Upper back Pain: My back hurt for months. Upper back, mostly my neck, spine and across my shoulder blades. I was getting headaches too, that felt like they were caused by tension in my shoulders, but now I feel fine! I'm sharing this hoping someone…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question