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Hard disk serial number

by kskansda / March 22, 2007 4:15 PM PDT

Hi. I have cloned my "C" drive using norton ghost as an measure against crashes. How can I copy my original disk's serial number onto the new so as to avoid re-installation of windows ?

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Never had to do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 11:12 PM PDT

But the HD serial number can not be edited with tools we have today. That's done at the HD maker. You can imagine why this is so.

The VOLUME LABEL however can be altered with the VOL command.


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Not necessarily a trigger for re-activation
by linkit / March 22, 2007 11:54 PM PDT

If you have made many changes over the life of the computer, the changing of one hard drive could trigger re-activation; however, the changing of one hard drive, by itself, isn't necessarily cause for a re-activation.

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