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Will repartition or reformat the hard drive change the hardware ID?
WinLicense uses different methods to read the HDD serial number, as some methods do not work in specific computers. The common scenario is that the serial number is the same no matter the method that is used to retrieve the HDD serial number. Unfortunately, for some specific computers we have seen that the HDD serial number changes when the Windows version has been upgraded on the same computer (for example, when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 10).