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good afternoom,

j have some problem with hoshid.

My computer (SO winxp) has one networkcard (I connect my laptop) and one router connect byUSB(J use this for connect phone). so j have two diffirent HOstID.

the problem is that pro/e doesn't understand what is the correct HostId, and so my license doesn't run.

Have anybody resolve same problem?

thank very much



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Yes. You will need to do some registry editing to tell Windows which one is the primary MAC address.

1) Insert you Pro/E Setup CD and look at the host id that the splash screen shows (down in the lower left corner I beleive).

2) Now go to Start > Run type in cmd. At the dos prompt type
ipconfig /all. Note which network card Pro/E is getting the Host
Id from.

3) Go to Start > Run and type in Regedit. This will open up
the registery editor. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE
CARDS. You should see two entries here. Click on each
of these folders and you should see a description of each network
card. Now match up the card from Step 2 and rename that folder to
1 and the other to say 3 or 4. The numbers only matter in the
fact that the one that pro/e sees needs to be before the other
one. If you have questions let me know.

4) You will need to reboot for the settings to change.

Edited by: allen_caldwell


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I done but I have 3 different HostID:

1) for USB card

2) for ethernet card

3) for ptcsetup

and in the regedit J have two folder (2 (network) and 12 (USB)).

Do I apply the same procedure?

Thank you

Best regards



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Problem resolvs, just nowJ rename the folder 2 (ethernet)in 1 and 12 (USB)in 2 and afterJ reboot the Pc.

Now proe is running.

thank you very much for your help




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Just a note: the card in the registry under number 2 is seen after number 12!
So the sorting is alphabetically, not by number. Something to consider when reordering...