Updating SMBIOS Information
When replacing the system board, you must reprogram the SMBIOS information on the affected computer.
Failure to reprogram the board will result in eventual failure, such as an activation failure (need to reactivate
the system) or a system recovery failure.
To update SMBIOS information in Computer Setup:
Turn on or restart the computer.
while the "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" message is displayed at the bottom of the
If you do not press
when the monitor light turns green to access the utility.
to enter Computer Setup.
Go to Main > Set Machine Unique Data.
If necessary, press
Edit the fields listed. If the feature byte has data or is not editable, then it was not cleared and cannot be
System ID Setup Page
Setup Field Name
at the appropriate time, you must restart the computer and again press
to initiate edit mode.
Enter the Model name/number or
Enter the Serial Number of Unit.
Enter the SKU or Product Number including
Enter the 18-byte identifier assigned to the
Enter the Feature Byte string. The feature
byte string is case sensitive.
The label includes spaces after every four
characters. You can enter or ignore these
spaces – their only purpose is to help with
data entry. There is a character limitation
of 40 bytes per line. When you reach this
If you make an error during data entry, the
data will not validate, and the computer
asks you to correct your data input.
The Build ID of the unit.