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computer ID VISTA

By Jgates88 ·
I am having problems finding the computer id in vista home premium. A friend needed it and everywhere i search for it online shows for something else. just for the computer itself and no other programs.
Thanks!

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I'm not exactly sure what it is you are asking here

by OH Smeg In reply to computer ID VISTA

But if it is the IP Address that changes depending on how you connect to the Internet. It will be allocated by your ISP when you log on.

If you mean the Vista Product Key this is on a sticker on the outside of the Case called Certificate of Authenticity or COA and is a 25 Digit Alpha Numeric String of 5 groups of 5 characters.

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No, Sorry

by Jgates88 In reply to I'm not exactly sure what ...

He is using a key generator thing. and he wanted to know where to find the "computer ID" He looked in where computer name and that is at no use. hope this helps you to understand the question more throughly. Sorry about the initial post I reread it myself and was a little confused by it, I can see where your coming from.
Thanks again

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A key generator?? He is installing pirated software then.

by OldER Mycroft In reply to No, Sorry

Even so, I'm still no wiser as to what he is looking for.

I'm afraid you've still got me stumped.

Hope your mate has good antivirus protection - he'll need it.

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A key generator. Hmmm

by w2ktechman In reply to No, Sorry

so he wants to replace the SID (as from an imaged system without sysprep), or he wants to replace the product key? Or is this for pirated SW on Vista?

You really must be much more specific, cause I think we are all at a loss

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Are you talking about the computer NAME? <nt>

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to computer ID VISTA
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See if this will help

by Jacky Howe In reply to computer ID VISTA

Press the WinKey + Pause/Break and click the Advanced System settings, click the Computer Name tab and you will see it. Click Change if you want to rename it.
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not there

by Jgates88 In reply to See if this will help

I know its not the name or ip or anything like that. Im pretty sure its going to be a unique number, probably hexadecimal in format, but Im not sure. I have been doing research for it and it almost seems like it is just so that the software is licensed for that particular computer. I am found out in places that its not the computer name MAC or ip address. But still no luck in finding where it is located.
Thanks for the suggestions so far.

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Most information can be found using something

by Jacky Howe In reply to not there

like Siw.exe.
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Look

by Jacky Howe In reply to Most information can be f ...

under Hardware, System Info for the serial number.

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I have seen this before.....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to computer ID VISTA

Some software that you download will generate a unique 'ID' for that particular download. When it gets installed on that computer, you go back and buy a license from them for that particular installation of the software, providing the unique computer ID, which equates to the download ID. The license generated for you will only work when used in combination with that particular installation which matches the computer ID. If, for any reason, you have to install on a different computer (like you bought a new one), you have to go through the process all over again. Most times, you don't have to actually pay for another license, but they will require you go through the process so they can generate a new license for you.

Is that what your friend is talking about?

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