How to change MAC Address in Windows 10/8.1

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  1. I am using TECHNITIUM TMAC (http://technitium.com/tmac/), (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/techmac.html) to change Network MAC & I do change the Name of my PC along with Windows Profile Name on a Daily Basis.
    There are Presets that you can define on Technitium TMAC wherein, you can actually define the DNS Server, considering I am using OpenDNS Servers, I am able to define & create a new Preset (Property & Value) by adding IPv4 DHCPv4 Enabled DNS as 208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.222 & 208.67.222.220, IPv6 DHCPv6 Enabled DNS as 2620:0:ccc::2 & 2620:0:ccd::2, & initially, I defined it with USE RANDOM (with 0x02 as first Octet), now I call this Preset as OpenDNS, finally I check ti make it Persistent & check it to reset Automatically in the Information Tab, then, change the MAC, using the Preset called OpenDNS & simple press APPLY. You now have new Network MAC Address.

  2. There is a difference between NETWORK MAC ADDRESS & SYSTEM OR HARDWARE MAC ADDRESS, the above Technitium TMAC only Changes the NETWORK MAC ADDRESS not SYSTEM OR HARDWARE MAC ADDRESS.

    NETWORK MAC ADDRESS Identification at Registry Level :
    Instructions :1. Click the Windows Start button and select “Run.” Enter “regedit” into the text box and press the “OK” button. This starts the Windows registry.

    2. Navigate to the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}” directory in the registry. This holds the network card settings for your adapter.

    3. Right-click the registry key labeled “NetworkAddress” and select “Modify.” This will open a new window where you are able to view the full MAC address for your network card (viewing it just from the registry window truncates the final characters).

    4. View the full MAC address. The MAC address is a 12-character alphanumeric label. The characters in the opened window are the physical address of your network card.

    According to Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency has a system that tracks the movements of everyone in a city by monitoring the MAC addresses of their electronic devices. As a result of users being trackable by their devices’ MAC addresses, Apple Inc. has started using random MAC addresses in their iOS line of devices while scanning for networks. If random MAC addresses are not used, researchers have confirmed that it is possible to link a real identity to a particular wired or wireless MAC address.

  3. hello sir,
    i want to change my mac id as 00 in first octate. Technitium is not allowing to change except of 02 order.
    can u suggest me any other software which allow me?

  4. There is a typo in your otherwise very useful guide.
    You wrote:
    8. In the list of available options, select Locally Administered MAC Address or Network ADAPTOR (<–This should be "Network Address") 😉
    Have a nice day!

  5. Thanks for the help, igg-games has an irresponsible moderator that needs his butt kicked verbally.

  6. You are one in a million. Thanks a lot. Anand Khanse, it is a blessing that there are people like you who take you the time to assist others with issues related to such technical matters. May you continue to be a sparkling star in the sky. Let God add you prolonged health and prosperity, for you are of help to others, which is an admirable thing in any human being.

  7. I would like to have a script run that will change my MAC address every time I boot my computer. Is there instructions on how to edit the .ini file the MAC address is stored in with somthing like a startup.bat file somewhere?

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