Changing hardware UUID
Yeah, i have an iMac and i need to change or spoof the hardware UUID so some applications that i have will run properly.
Hardware UUID: 23686AB7-B2EC-5E58-9FA3-4A7516298E00
thats what it is currently.
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Well, I am no expert but I decided to do some digging (because you tweaked my curiosity gene). From what I have read it looks like this is designed so that it cannot be spoofed. In earlier versions of OS X (prior to Leopard) they used to use the MAC address to ID a system. But, as this can be spoofed they added the Hardware UUID in Leopard. The following text came from a thread on the InsanelyMac forum and it would also suggest that you cannot do this.
3) The hardware UUID is basically a very large random number. I used UUIDGenerator to make one up. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it never changes for the life of the machine.
I found several developer forums that all talked about reading this string as a means to ID the system (cut and paste this into terminal).
ioreg -rd1 -c IOPlatformExpertDevice | grep -E '(UUID)'
Probably not the answer you wanted to hear........