[SOLVED] Will IP address change if I install a new OS in my company pc, it has an assigned ip

tlee404

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I messed up my os and need to reload a newer version. The IP is assigned and if it changes I will have to request the network group to set up the pc again. I would like to Avoid that. In other words, will changing the os change the current IP and computer name of the pc? They need to be the same to avoid going to the network group.
 
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tlee404

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It's possible but there's no way to know for sure. Depends on things like ARP tables and reservations with your DHCP server.

Edit: As @Lutfij says, you could try entering all the info in manually but that may get you in trouble with your IT dept if everything is 'assigned' from a DHCP. It may also just not work if that IP has already been given to another device.
I think your right. The IP is already assigned to this pc. But I do not have the authority to change the computer name. So I installing another higher version of the os would likely clear the computer name. And the network would not see my pc. Thank you
 

Lutfij

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You could manually input the IP address to the computer you're working with so it connects to the notwork but if you're wondering if the MAC address or the system's identity on the network will change, then no it won't.
 

alceryes

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It's possible but there's no way to know for sure. Depends on things like ARP tables and reservations with your DHCP server.

Edit: As @Lutfij says, you could try entering all the info in manually but that may get you in trouble with your IT dept if everything is 'assigned' from a DHCP. It may also just not work if that IP has already been given to another device.
 
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ex_bubblehead

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If this is a domain member PC then you have no choice but to engage your IT department. Which you should be doing anyway. Reinstalling the OS will change a great many things in the registry that will kick the PC off the domain.
 

tlee404

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It's possible but there's no way to know for sure. Depends on things like ARP tables and reservations with your DHCP server.

Edit: As @Lutfij says, you could try entering all the info in manually but that may get you in trouble with your IT dept if everything is 'assigned' from a DHCP. It may also just not work if that IP has already been given to another device.
I think your right. The IP is already assigned to this pc. But I do not have the authority to change the computer name. So I installing another higher version of the os would likely clear the computer name. And the network would not see my pc. Thank you
 

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