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How can I obtain the machine name (in Network Identification) and the BIOS version?
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Bocian

You can use the GetComputerName API call

procedure Tform1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
 Name: array [0..80] of Char;
 Size: Cardinal;
begin
Size := SizeOf(Name); //You don't really need this
 GetComputerName(Name, Size);
   Label1.Caption := Name;
end;

To get the Bois Version is a bit more difficult...

      Function MyGetExt: Integer; Assembler;
      asm
        Mov  AX,$3031;
        Out  $70,AL;
        NOP;
        IN   AL,$71;
        XCHG AH,AL;
        Out  $70,AL;
        NOP;
        IN   AL,$71;
      end;

    Then as needed call the function....

I don't remeber the rest of the addresses etc. but I must warn you don't play around with the CMOS to much as certain function etc. can
cause system crashes.

    the port to read in is $71
    and out is $70

You need to find out the port/s the version sits on
Hope this helps...

Later

BoRiS
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by:Bocian
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I would appreciate more info about getting the Bios version. Thanx
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