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Windows 7: HD serial number, regedit key

19 May 2017   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The interesting thing will be if the game site monitor the web for this sort of question - which a lot do, and then ban the number given in this thread completely for attempted cheating through hacking the game
Very interesting. I didn't know gaming sites did such a thing. I have a greater understanding now.


Jack


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19 May 2017   #12
andrijas

win7 ultimate x64
 
 

Is it privacy intrusion to get my hardware id numbers?
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19 May 2017   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

@andrijas

Anything you post on an open forum or other open area of the internet, can be used by others for various reasons. I think that in normal circumstances this is not an issue as most of this information posted on sites like ours is absolutely not of any practical use to anyone else.

We do not post critical information such as email addresses, other personal information, and especially software keys, in fact we often have to remove these from posts to protect the user where the user has included them. There are a lot of people and systems that search and index the web. Most of these are totally innocent and are not an issue, Google, Bing and all other search engines rely on this system to work.

There are also some companies that check forums regularly for issues with their Hardware/Software, in order to try to help users - we have some members here that represent companies but we do monitor these and moderate their interactions with others if needed to prevent spam etc.

In this case we have a user that is trying to spoof the baked in ID of a Hard disk for the sole purpose of circumventing the rules of a game. My previous post was a general warning to all that if you post something on the net asking for help with "cheating" and you post identifiable data it may have unforeseen consequences

We have no way of knowing if this game developer monitors anything and we will not be communicating with them in any way.

To use an online forum you have to give a certain amount of information but this should not need to be anything that is private to you that could be used by someone else for other than the process of providing help
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19 May 2017   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Crystal Disk Info (+ others) will show your drive model and unique serial number. It's also written on your disk. This is different from your disk signature which exists in the disks MBR and the registry.
I can't see any legitimate reason spoof your disks serial number and this site won't help you do it.
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19 May 2017   #15
andrijas

win7 ultimate x64
 
 

I think about game developer and their usage of HDD serial as ""multi"" detection?
On forum debates i suppose exception is applied even for privacy breach...
As i would like to exclude film inserts from ownership liability in the purpose of analitics or philosophical view.
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20 May 2017   #16
ca10c3sar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 


I edited the post, is possible change my serial number without need a reboot like some programs ask?
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20 May 2017   #17
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ca10c3sar View Post

I edited the post, is possible change my serial number without need a reboot like some programs ask?
For technical reasons it is NOT possible to change the volume serial number without a reboot.
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27 May 2017   #18
SCANNERMAN777

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
 
 

:::Grins:::
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