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BLAZE_MkIV
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Mar 29, 2011, 10:32 PM
 
Something came up at work and I was wondering if someone with bootcamp and Windows could help me a little since we use PCs at work and I don't have a windows partition at home.

I'm trying to find out if System Profiler shows the motherboard serial number. Ah la
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Mar 30, 2011, 02:42 PM
 
Apple menu -> About this Mac -> click the gray OS version number twice.

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Mar 30, 2011, 09:04 PM
 
Very cool tip, Steve.

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Mar 30, 2011, 09:08 PM
 
Yeah, that's the system serial number from system profiler. The question is, is that the same as the motherboard serial number reported by Windows WMI
     
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Mar 31, 2011, 05:23 PM
 
No clue. But I seriously doubt Apple programs any type of separate serial number for this since Boot Camp is just a feature that allows you to run Windows with the same hardware, which is already identified by the Apple serial number. Are PC serial numbers supposed to be in a certain format?

Maybe it would help us to know why you need this information.

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Apr 3, 2011, 05:44 AM
 
Does this have something to do with Windows activation?

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