How Do I Change My PC ID?

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  1. america45

    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hello
    I need to change my PC ID on Windows Vista.
    I know its possible because if you redo your computer then it changes it.
    -America45
     
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  2. ShepsCrook

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    To change your computers identity you go to the control panel.

    Next you go to Network Neighborhood.

    At the top there are two tabs.

    The first is Configuration.

    The second is Identification.

    Click on the identification tab.

    On this page it will say:

    Computer Name:

    Work Group:

    Computer Description:

    These will be next to a text field box.

    Change the name to what ever you wish it to be here.

    Close out by hitting ok.

    You may be asked to reboot after this.

    Rebooting after you have made any changes within your computer is always a good habit to get into anyway.



    OR

    You right click on your my computer icon

    Click on Properties

    Then click on the tab that says Computer Name

    Then click on the Change button and edit accordingly.
     
  3. america45

    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    ok, I did what you told me to do but this did not change my PC ID.
    my PC ID looks like this
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Stop getting banned, simple. This may violate the forum guidelines.

    It may fall under

     
  5. america45

    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Jeez dude, I didn't get banned from any game server.
    I thought giving a reason would get me help faster but I guess it backfired.

    If anyone knows how to change a PC ID please leave a useful post.
     
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  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Does this PC ID change when you reinstall Windows?
     
  7. america45

    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    It changes when you reformat. Idk if it changes when you reinstall windows though.
     
  8. ShepsCrook

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    Reformatting and reinstalling windows are nearly the same thing. heh when you reformat, you have to reinstall windows.
     
  9. ElementalDragon

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    .... mind if i ask why you're even trying to do such a thing? Doesn't really seem like something that's possible to change..... nor something you would have to change in order to do anything remotely legal.
     
  10. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I know........
     
  11. america45

    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    please only post if you have something useful to say.
     
  12. ShepsCrook

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    Honestly man, they are assisting in bumping your topic more and more so that more people will see it on the front page. So them saying useless stuff helps you more also.


    There's another way that I thought of that might work but I can't say it on here because it violates some agreements. Sorry.

    Otherwise, I don't think there's an easy way to do this. Since this is a specific code produced on installation of Windows. It's a hex created on date time and hardware I believe.
     
  13. america45

    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I sent you an eMail.
     
  14. w0lv3rin3

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    I just wanna know, How is Changing the PC ID gonna violate some agreements when he isn't doing anything wrong.

    Just wondering.
     
  15. ElementalDragon

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    Because if i remember correctly, Windows Activation is based on that PC ID. That's the only thing i can think of that it would relate to, and which is probably the reason ShepsCrook is refusing to say anything.
     
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    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    To activate windows you need a product ID which I have from when I bought my PC.
    And by the way Dragon, I read your sig and I decided to upgrade to Windows 7.
    I love it too!
    Also, upgrading to Windows 7 did not change my PC ID, and my copy of Windows 7 is activated with a Product Key.
     
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  18. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Yes, I am referring to a Windows Activation "Bypass" of which I will not discuss here or provide any information about here.
     
  19. america45

    america45 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have a legitimate copy of Vista, I don't need to bypass anything, just change the PC ID.
    And I sent you an eMail again.
     
  20. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    so.... why would you have to change the ID?
     
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