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Hard disk Volume Serial Number

By bsach ·
I am running Windows 98 on my PC. I have a software whose license file depends on the volume serial number of the hard disk. Initially when I purchased the software I got the license file from the vendor on the basis of the Volume serial number of my harddisk. But after some time I needed to format my hard disk. To my surprise the volume serial number of the hard disk changed after formatting and further more it keeps on changing on every format. I want to know "Is there any method of formatting the hard disk with a control over the Volume Serial Number so that I can get the same initial serial number and make that software work again??"

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by William Jay In reply to Hard disk Volume Serial N ...

The answer is no, format assigns a "randomized" number.
The solution is available though. A program that runs low level system commands can edit the volume label to whatever you want it to be. Please be patient for more info as I haven't gone intothat box of floppies for awhile ...

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by BillyGilbreath In reply to Hard disk Volume Serial N ...

> Is there any method of formatting the hard disk with a control over the Volume Serial Number...

No need to reformat if you use VolumeID.exe from www.sysinternals.com. Use the link below to reach the right page. Scroll to the bottom and click
Download VolumeID (15KB)
UnZip the file and execute it from the command line followed by a space, the letter designation of the hard drive (such as C:), a space and the serial number (such as 45EF-34CD) that you want. It's really easy. Example: volumeid C: 45EF-34CD
That's all there is to it.

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/misc.shtml#VolumeId

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