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Mac address and GUID
adi Nov-13-01 11:33 PM
Hello all ...
what is the diffrent between the Mac address and GUID ? and where I can get the GUID for my pc ( i search the Bios ) nothing there and no label on the back of case
THX

1. RE: Mac address and GUID
lbyard Nov-14-01 00:25 AM
In response to message 0
GUID = Globally Unique IDentifier: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,18405,00.html and http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q176/7/90.asp.

MAC = Media Access Control address. Each and every Ethernet device (e.g., network adapter, port on a hub) has a unique MAC address, which is part of the hardware. In Windows 9x/Me Start, Run, winipcfg will display the MAC address (Adapter address). ipconfig /all (from DOS prompt or Start, Run ipconfig/all) will show it in Win NT/2000/XP.

Larry


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