Retrieving Hardware Info on 95 & NT
Posted on 1998-07-24
Has anybody got a reference with description of (API-) functions/procedures 2 retrieve hardware info on Windows95 & WindowsNT?
Purpose: Getting all information (that is, as much as possible) that is shown in the device manager. Of main interest however r infos on disks (no., capacity, media type, ser.no), RAM (if possible, type and access rates), cards (network node, graphics board, ISDN, Sound etc.) and monitor.
---> THIS ALL WITHOUT ANY BIOS CALL!! <---
If this all were only on 95, there wouldn't b any problem.
But it has 2 run on NT, 2.
If u have got anything, I'd b thankful 4 each & every bit.
Best & most complete suggestion will receive A-rating times 50 points. Plus 10 (x rate A) 4 being quick.
(I hate this API crap)
As u may have noticed, API function calls on system information r my subject the last few dayz (alas!).
When I'm dun with this, I'll wrap it all in a couple of units & post'em 'ere 4 Zero so anybody who's interested could grab'em. & provide suggestions on improvements.
So we all will benefit from it. Whaddaya think?