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Windows 7: HardwareID = MAC address? For MoBo and USB devices? Find out model?

20 May 2011   #1

win7pro 64bit
HardwareID = MAC address? For MoBo and USB devices? Find out model?

Just to clarify my point of view:

The hardwareID is not (never) equal to the MAC address
Even not for network cards.
is that correct?

Is there a way to find out the
- vendor
- model name
for a given hardwareID?

Let's take two examples:


Is there a public available web catalog for such hardwareIDs?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2011   #2


I found that just doing a google for the hardware Id seems to work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Peter,

Have a look at this: Hardware Identification
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 HardwareID = MAC address? For MoBo and USB devices? Find out model?

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