Keep Your Computer System Running As It Is After Formatting Hard Disk

Almost all software developers make use of volume serial number to restrict installed software on the particular computer. The number of activations permitted for a particular computer could be controlled by the volume serial number. Also it could be used to track all the information about the installed software.

The volume serial number is unique and when you format your computer, it will be changed. While you run some software in your computer after formatting, you would surely have a problem because it could not identify the previous volume serial number. If you would like to get the previous number in order to restore your computer, the Hard Disk Serial Number Changer will surely help you to do so. By using this utility, you could change volume serial number back to the original serial number.

The freeware utility, Hard Disk Serial Number Changer, is very easy to use. This utility can also set your preferred number as volume serial key. All you have to do is just note down the original volume serial number just before formatting.

To get your volume serial number, you have to go to the command prompt and type dir. Then hit enter button and you will see the list of volume serial numbers.


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>dir
Volume in drive C is OSDisk
Volume Serial Number is 12AF-AABB

After changing the volume serial number, just restart your PC for the change to be effective.

Hard Disk Serial Number Changer could be used for Windows 98, 2000, 2003, NT, ME, XP and Vista. It works with all file systems such as NTFS, FAT and FAT32. So, while planning to format hard disk and still ensuring the software compatibility, you should make use of this useful tool. To download, just go through the following link.


  1. Hi, I recently changed my HDD Serial number. Now, certain programs I have are asking me to enter the original installation key codes. Since I changed the HDD Serial Number, these codes are NOT working. Instead of reinstalling said programs, is there any way that I can find out what that original HDD Serial Number was? (Manufacturers Serial Number??)