How Do I Change a Dell Latitude D610 Service Tag?

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How Do I Change a Dell Latitude D610 Service Tag?
Asset tracking for large institutions and corporations is made easier with Dell service tags. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Service tags are assigned to each Dell PC and provide a means of tracking computers by a unique identifier. If the motherboard in a Latitude D610 is changed, the service tag number will be reset in the computer's BIOS. Without a service tag number, tracking machines across a company with asset tracking software becomes much more difficult. Resetting the service tag number can be easily accomplished and increase the efficiency of an IT tracking system.

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  • Dell Resource Disc

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  1. 1

    Find the service tag number. This number is printed on a sticker attached to the side of the Dell Latitude D610.

  2. 2

    Insert the Dell Resource CD and reboot the computer from the CD. Exit the diagnostics mode and enter the command prompt.

  3. 3

    Navigate to the drive of the resource CD (usually D:). Type "cd csd\tools\bios" to navigate to the BIOS tools folder. Run the "asset209.exe" file.

  4. 4

    Navigate back to the command prompt. Use the "asset /s <service tag>" command to set the new service tag number, using the service tag number printed on the side of the PC.

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