Windows: Change the Volume Serial Number of a partition or volume
for some migration scenarios it is nesseccary to set Volume Serial Number of a partition or volume. For example when you move a license manager to a new hardware and the licenses are bound to the disk serial.
There is a tool VolumeID from Microsoft which provide such a feature. Download the the single file or get the whole Sysinternalssuite in which it is included.
Determine the “old” Volume serial number of the C: Disk:
[D:\] dir c:
Volume in drive C is SYSTEM Serial number is 35AC:6BCC
Directory of C:\*....
and set serial on the target machine. Replace the colon with a stroke.
[D:\] VolumeID.exe C: 35AC-6BCC
VolumeID V2.01 - Set disk volume id
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Volume ID for drive C: updated to 35AC-6BCC
Reboot your machine and C: has a new serial number.