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Some multiplayer games that implement the PunkBuster anti cheat system get cheaters off the server using hardware bans. It used to ban the hard disk serial number but no longer does that since there are ways to spoof and temporarily change the so-called hardcoded serial number. So now they’ve started to ban the CD-Key. Other than that, some licensing system also uses the hard disk serial number to generate a unique hardware ID which is then used to generate an external license file to activate the software.

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If you do a simple search in Google, you’ll find tons of information about to change your hard disk volume serial number, but not the real hard disk serial number that is hard coded into the hardware. Some people said that it is impossible to change it, but we will show you that there are ways to change both volume and hard coded serial numbers for your hard disk.

A simple way to find your current hard disk volume serial number is to open a command prompt (Win key+R and type cmd) and then type dir. The second line shows your volume serial number for the system C partition. Type dir [driveletter:] and it will show a different serial number even if the volume is on the same physical hard drive. The volume serial number changes every time you format the partition and Windows also uses this value during activation so you can’t simply move your install from one partition to another. If your Windows has been activated using a product key from a sticker it will probably ask for the key again after a reboot and will need reactivating if you change the volume serial number on the system drive.

1. Hard Disk Serial Number Changer

There are a few free tools around capable of changing the volume serial number and one of them is called Hard Disk Serial Number Changer. The name is a bit misleading though as it doesn’t actually change the hard disk serial number but the volume serial number which is different. It works on just about any Windows operating system from 98 onward and is a standalone portable executable but does need to be run as administrator on Vista and 7.

Usage is pretty straightforward and you simply choose your drive from the drop down box, enter the new serial number and click the Change button. Do note the serial number format as mentioned in the window is made up of 8 hex characters from 0-9 and A-F split by a “-” into two groups of 4. You will then need to reboot to commit the changes.

Download Hard Disk Serial Number Changer

2. VolumeID

Another useful tool to change the volume serial number is by Sysinternals called VolumeID. This tool is only usable from the command line so won’t be as quick and easy to use for some people as Hard Disk Serial Number Changer. The command line usage to change the ID of a drive volume/partition is:

volumeid [driveletter:] xxxx-xxxx

The format is again 4 hex characters, a “-” followed by another 4 hex characters. You should shut down all your running applications before using this tool and will need to reboot immediately after the changes if they are being made on an NTFS partition.

Download Sysinternals VolumeID

The tools above are fine for changing the serial number of a volume/partition but trying to change the serial number of the actual hard drive itself is a whole different story. These are hard coded into the hard drive itself and cannot simply be edited or altered using a piece of software. There are however, several tools around that can spoof the hard drive’s built in serial number temporarily which can hopefully fool whatever software you are trying to get round. Unfortunately a lot of these tools aren’t free and some are even approaching $100 to buy.

3. PB DownForce

There is a free tool that’s been around for quite a while called PB DownForce which is able to temporarily spoof your hard drive’s static serial number into a different random or seeded number. There is also an option to set your own predefined serial number although we were unable to get that function to work during testing. To use the program in it’s simplest form, all you have to do is start it up and click on the Start spoofing button. Make sure to run PB DownForce as administrator.

The Advanced options button shows the 3 different types of spoofing to choose, although as mentioned we couldn’t get method 3 to work as intended and it just showed a serial full of a single number. You can easily use the Stop Spoofing button and try another random number. Perform test will quickly tell what drive model name and serial has been given. The image below shows a new serial after using PB DownForce to change a hard disk serial number in the PC Wizard hardware information tool. Do note that some tools such as Speccy will still show the original serial number for the drive because they gather their data in another way, HWInfo does something different again and will show the spoofed drive as another completely new hard drive in its list.

PB DownForce was tested and worked on Windows XP and Windows 7 32-bit although it still was quite random to which machines worked and which showed no change or produced an error. 64-bit Windows is not supported in any free hard drive spoofing tools we came across. The spoofed serial will return to normal after a reboot.

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There are several more hard disk serial number Spoofing tools on page 2.

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hello raymond !
the Chameleon site not workin’ :(

iNfeRnO2 years ago

Chameleon appears to be dead. I guess none of these tools that are currently available work for newer operating systems, sadly.


i got bluescreen . everytime i shutdown pc. when using pbdownforce

chuje-muje-dzikie-węże7 months ago

because is wirus XD


About PB DownForce.
It is mentioned that It will spoof your hard drive’s serial number but temporarly. So you’ll need to spoof your hard drive’s serial every time you open the game and connect to that certain server you’re banned in order not to get tracked?

Chowdhury Adnan Rahman4 years ago


PB Down Force just made my day…..Thanks a lot….You are awesome.

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I’m trying to use PBdownforce on win 7 64 but I’m getting error: “communiction failed”. Any help on this ? Any other tool to spoof hdd serial on win 7 64 ?

HAL9000 Author5 years ago

As stated in the article PBDownforce doesn’t work on 64-bit Windows, we couldn’t find any free tools that do.


PBdownforce asking for password to run.

HAL9000 Author4 years ago

It’s written clearly on the download page.


Another utility which allows changing of a volume serial number is “MiniTool Partition Wizard”, what’s more it changes the whole 32 bit long serial number, not only the last 16 visible bits (8 characters).

Tom5 years ago

Sorry, my mistake – MiniTool reports Volume ID as a 8 byte (16 characters/64 bit) value, while other programs report only 4 bytes (8 characters/32 bits). Don’t know what is the leading 32 bits, but the last 32 bits is the same as reported by VOL utility.


hello! PB downforce is very useful for me but can you please tell me how to use my own serials and macs? I mean… what is the standard format? because I fill the fields with original and new serial and it doesnt work. Thank you very much!

Mikan8 years ago

Thank you very much for the info, I need to change my hardware id….


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I was struggling to change the volume id but by the help of
Hard Disk Serial Number Changer i was able to change it easily

Thank you ^_^

eabbas9 years ago

Thank you for this tip that is very good. bravo.
I enjoyed of this program.



Joe10 years ago

Well, I have been searching for that for a long time. So detailed and you provided a good research you did yourself.. lol

I am downloading the PB gui program, hopefully it will work. Thanks


Master , Genius
thanks to you I think I could find a way to temporary fix the problem with the local ban in Counter Strike using Pbdownforce..

123vso10 years ago

very good changed my view. thanks


very interesting

Raitokun10 years ago

Thank you for this great tip ;)


That was a very interesting read, you are simply awesome

Michael C.10 years ago

Thanks! You can try typing ‘vol’ instead of ‘dir’ to see your volume label or serial number


I always enjoyed reading your articles…!

shahrukh1 year ago

Hi, I need a tool to change my hdd serial no. without restarting my pc, Is there any tool avalable for this. If yes please share. Thnaks


awesome article !


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If you have problems with iCloud and iMessage and you already tried my post but nothing has changed maybe the problem can be your current serial number. In fact to enable iCloud and iMessage a Mac [Real or Hackintosh] needs to connect to the official Apple servers which will obviously check what type of computer it is and that is done using the unique serial number. If the serial is valid all services will be enabled, if not the access will be denied and that’s were all problems starts.

If you installed OS X using MultiBeast your Hackintosh already have a serial number since it will generate one for you during the installation of the Chimera bootloader using an algorithm, and at 70% it will be correctly recognized by Apple servers but those serial numbers are fake and not completely “safe”, in fact if you try to check warranty on using one of those serials it will 100% end like this:

So, how can we solve this issue and find a real serial number?

There are a few ways you can try but the first thing I suggest you is the easiest, easy as a Google search, do you think I am crazy? How can you find a real Mac serial on Google? Well it turns out there are a tons of website and single users who have posted they’re Mac serial number online and you can find them using Google Image Search like in this case:

You can easily read the serial which is: C02JT1EGDNMP and since its a real serial number Apple will recognize it too off course as you can see here:

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cool, uh? All you need to do is search for your model number, for example “iMac 14,2” or “iMac Late 2012”, and look for serial numbers in the pictures.

Another thing you can try is to go to an Apple Store, an Apple Premium Reseller or any other places where they sell Macs, use a Mac [which can be used freely by customers] and go to the “About this Mac” menu and copy his serial.

The last thing you can try is to generate it by yourself using Chameleon Wizard by going to the SMBIOS tab and generate it there. You can find Chameleon Wizard latest version here. Just select the correct device model according to your hardware and click on “Random”, remember to check the serial on the Apple warranty web page and keep generating until you find the working one.

You can’t use a serial number of a different model even if it’s recognized by Apple, for example an iMac serial number on a Mac Pro Hackintosh, it won’t work.

If this post was useful to you feel free to buy me a beer 🍺! Thank you really much.