Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:31
I've worked on a couple of these machines.
A) No, there is no CoA under the battery, under the motherboard, on the bottom, etc etc etc.
B) No, many of these machines don't have the serial number built into the UEFI, I've tried UEFI installs, and legacy installs to no avail of retrieving the serial number.
C) He probably wiped the recovery partition because it has a small (120GB or so) SSD in it, and the recovery partition is sucking down 20+ GB.
D) The only 2 ways that I've found to get the serial number is to grab it with something PRIOR to wiping the machine (I use Produkey x64) or by calling the OEM directly if you've already wiped.
E) There was ONE machine that had the CoA on the power plug (wierdest place in the world to have on IMO)