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    How to find out physical address in PC?

    Do you want to know how to find out the physical address of your system when you are using Windows 7 Ultimate OS for your computer? Follow this thread and read expert answers to find out the physical address of your system when your computer works on Windows 7 Ultimate.

    When I installed Autocad on my PC through ghost from other computer, the autocad application displays a message Invalid physical address I think the physical address of this computer should be put there. I dont know how to find this physical address from my PC. Can anyone give me the possible ways to find out this physical address? I am using Windows 7 ultimate. Please help me out.
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  • The physical address is also known as MAC address. I give hereunder the three options to find out the physical address or MAC address of your system:

    Option One:
    Find physical address or MAC address using network connection details:
    • Enter the control panel. Click on the start button at the task bar. Then click on Settings to open the control panel. There, click on the "Network and Sharing Center" icon.

    • When you see the left pane, Find the 'Change adapter settings' link

    • You will be able to view the MAC address when right click on the network connection. In the window that opens, click on Status, and then click on the 'Details' button.

    • In the window of Network Connection Details, you will find the value of your Physical Address or MAC address. After this, you can close the Network Connections

    Option Two
    In this option, you can find the MAC or physical address by using "getmac" command:
    • Open the command prompt by clicking on the Start button that will open the option for 'Run'.

    • Type getmac in the run command and press enter.

    • This will open the window for Network Connection Details as we got in the option One above.

    • Look for the physical address value, which will be in the third line under the property. Close command prompt window when done.

    Option Three
    You can also find the MAC or physical address by using "ipconfig/all" command:
  • Open the command prompt as you did in the Option 2 above

  • Type ipconfig/all in the command prompt and press enter.

  • Scroll down the black screen that opens until you see the MAC address, which is also called the physical address.

  • When done, type exit at the prompt, and come out of the window

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  • Go to start menu, select Run, Type CMD, Press OK. You will get the command prompt windows on the screen.
    Type the below command in command prompt windows.


    Press Enter button. You will get the details of MAC Addresses of all the available network controllers in your PC.

  • You will easily get the physical address of PC with command 'Ipconfig/all'

    You need to open the command prompt program and run the 'Ipconfig/all' command.

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