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Windows 7: Reset all data about PC.

08 Jan 2011   #1
lord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Reset all data about PC.

Hello, I would like to make my computer be completely new to any website or software or game. I know I have to change stuff like IP and MAC, but I need a complete reset, so I need to change all the data about my PC. Can anyone tell me all the values and such that I need to alter?


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08 Jan 2011   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Im not sure exactly what you are trying to do ... For websites, simply delete all cookies ... however not sure for your programs ... reinstall them I would guess...
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08 Jan 2011   #3
lord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im guessing here I need to change my MAC, my User account name, my PC name, Hardware ID (Possible to change?), Disk Serial. But I am sure there is more.
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08 Jan 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do a clean install of Windows....
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08 Jan 2011   #5
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Is there a reason why you are trying to do this? Yes I clean install will only change the software. Hardware ids will still stay the same.
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08 Jan 2011   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lord View Post
Im guessing here I need to change my MAC, my User account name, my PC name, Hardware ID (Possible to change?), Disk Serial. But I am sure there is more.
What is the reason that you are doing this in the first place ... why would you want to change your MAC address?? Curious minds want to know!
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08 Jan 2011   #7
lord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would like not to clean install windows, I have terabytes of info to backup (which makes it not possible).
Im not trying to ban evade anything if that is what you are asking, I want to clean up and make my PC like new without doing a clean install and buying hardware.
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08 Jan 2011   #8
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

the only way to do what you are asking, down to serial numbers is to buy new equipment. The reason why we are asking is because what you are inquiring about is quite often tied to people that break laws with pcs. If you have TB of data you should have more than one hard drive. you do not have to erase every hard drive on a clean install.
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08 Jan 2011   #9
lord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have not been breaking any laws lol, I remember being able to change my hard drive serial using a cmdl program. What is the max I can change without reinstalling, but maybe installing another windows to another disk wouldnt hurt.
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08 Jan 2011   #10
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I really do not understand why you would want or desire to do such a thing unless you are trying to cover digital finger prints.
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