Topic ID 2084

How can I locate my computer's MAC or physical address?

You can get the MAC address of a network interface card, which is also known as the physical address of the computer, by using one of the following procedures.

On a Windows Computer

  1. Access the command prompt:
    • In Windows 10, type cmd in the search box and press Enter.
    • In Windows 8, navigate to the Start Screen area. Type cmd and then press Enter.
    • In Windows 7, click the Windows logo (Start). In the search box, type cmd and then press Enter.
  2. At the command prompt, type ipconfig /all, and then press Enter. The MAC address appears in Physical Address as a combination of 12 letters and numbers with a dash after every 2 characters. If your computer has two or more MAC addresses, then you need to choose the MAC address of a network card that is always enabled.
  3. Once you have found the MAC address, you can copy that MAC address from the command prompt window. Right-click the MAC address and select Mark.
  4. Hold the left mouse button down while selecting the entire address, and then press Enter.
  5. Open a new text document and paste the MAC address.
  6. Remove the dashes from the MAC address. You can now copy and paste the MAC address into the MAC address field when you create a license file.

On a Mac Computer (For Minitab Express only)

  1. Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu.
  2. Click Network.
  3. Select the wireless adapter in the left column by clicking on the adapter name.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Select the Hardware tab to view the MAC Address.
  6. Right-click the MAC Address and select Copy.
  7. Open a new text document and paste the MAC address.
  8. Remove the dashes from the MAC address. You can now copy and paste the MAC address into the MAC address field when you create a license file.
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