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Shorter GUID? Possible?

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GUID = Globally Unique Identifier = example: {99617CC0-10EB-4910-AFB1-A4CC22FB249E}

Question 1 - In layman's terms, exactly how-unique is a GUID ... "really"?

Question 2 - What is the possibility for two different PCs to create the exact same GUID?

Question 3 - GUIDs are 32 chracters long. Does a method exist (using built-in Windows functions) to create something similar to a GUID but much SHORTER? Maybe, something not quite as "perfectly-unique" but with odds of duplication still being billions-and-billions ... to ... one?



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