Does installing a new windows disk assign a new IP address?

Mystweaver

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Friend gave me a computer to use for school, I just want to know if I wipe it and download a new windows disk, will it automatically assign me a new IP address? And can you track a laptop by its MAC address?
 

utgotye

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The IP address has nothing to do with any of that. IP addresses are statically or dynamically assigned, usually by a server (or router acting as a DHCP server)

Yes, technically you can track a computer by it's MAC address.
 
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