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« on: October 08, 2004, 03:18:42 PM »

Hi, bit of a novice at this but I have bought a replacement hard drive for a NEC Versa laptop.
I have put the recovery discs in but i get the message System Serial Number then space for 11 characters. where can i find this serial number? The laptop and rescue discs have been mine since new.

If I press enter (and no serial number) message is recovery cd does not match my configuration. Any suggestions or more skill required at my end?


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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2004, 03:37:52 PM »

it's probably a sticker on the laptop somewhere, or on the sleeves of the recovery CDs. Else check your personal system manuals.

The Serial number you are looking for is most probably the Windows identification number.

edit: I found this.
To restore your NEC Versa to its original shipping state, refer to Chapter 7 of the NEC Versa SX User's Guide for detail instructions about using the Product Recovery CD.

I also found something else through:
To be sure that you own a unit with a user-replaceable hard disk drive, check the following.

Turn your system over. Note the label on the back of the unit, which contains the Doc ID (model name), Model Number, and NEC Serial Number for the unit.

Look at the 14-alphanumeric characters in the model number. A unit with a user-replaceable hard disk drive has the letter "A" in the next to last position of the model number. An example of a model number for a unit with a user-replaceable hard disk drive is

If your model number does not contain the letter "A" in the next to last position, you can not replace the hard disk drive yourself. Contact your NECC Customer Support representative for assistance in replacing/upgrading your hard disk drive
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