Lost Windows 8 Laptop -- tracking ?

I lost a laptop and do not have http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing/how-the-experts-track-a-stolen-laptop-1076388 LoJack installed, but do have the serial #, MAC address, etc

How can I find out who might be using it ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Call the police.  And they probably won't do anything but call you IF it ever gets recovered - and they won't explicitly be looking for it.

But without something like lojack for laptops, there is nothing that is reporting the devices location - do you WANT your devices to report their location without your explicitly enabling it?  Most people don't.  

Otherwise, you can't.  Unless you drive by REAL close with a wifi scanner and happen to catch the Mac address - but if you've got that kind of time, you probably would have the money to buy a new one.

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Scott ThomsonCommented:
If you are in Australia the police have a central database where they check things like serial numbers across all 2nd hand goods places. So if someone stole your laptop and tried to sell it for cheap cash then it will show up and police will arrest the seller (who must show id) and return your laptop

But yeah no real way..
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