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Forum FAQ:How to change MAC address on Windows 7

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  • Forum FAQ: How to change MAC address on Windows 7

    Question:

    How to change MAC address on Windows 7?

    Answer:

    Method 1: Change settings from Device Manager

     

    1.    Click the Start button, type Device Manager in the Start Search box and then press ENTER to open Device Manager.

    2.    Right click on Network Adapter , click Properties .

    3.    Under the Advanced tab, Highlight Network Address , input the desired values in the text box and then click OK .

     



    Method 2: Change the registry value

     

      1. Click the Start button, type regedit in the Start Search box and then press ENTER to open the Registry Editor.

      2. Navigate to

     

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318]

     

    3. Under this key, you should see numbers in sequence as "0000 ", "0001 " and so on. Click one at a time to check the description of the device to match it with that of your Network Card. In this case it is "0008 ".

     

     

     

    4. Highlight the corresponding number that match your Network Card, in the right-pane, look for the "NetworkAddress " key value. Right-click on it and select modify . Enter the desired MAC-Address as a 12 digit number (all in one, no "space" "." or "-")

     

    5. If the key "NetworkAddress" does not appear in the right pane, right-click in the blank space, select "New " then "String Value ". Enter the name as "NetworkAddress ". Now Double click on it and set the desired value.

     

    Applies to:

    Windows 7 Starter

    Windows 7 Home Basic

    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Windows 7 Professional

    Windows 7 Ultimate

     

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    Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:52 AM

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