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How can I get the BIOS Serial No. of the machine running my Delphi 5.0 programs?

By the way: is really this number UNIQUE to each PC?
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 Hi, my friend send me a message one months ago to look in Linux source code for this problem.
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by:Chawa
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     I too want to get BIOS Serial Number. In my project I use CBDetect.com and I receive information about bios in file.

ShellExecute(BiosForm.Handle, 'Open','cbdet.com','-q detect','.', SW_HIDE);
Sleep(2500);
Memo1.Lines.LoadFromFile('detect.txt');
DeleteFile('detect.txt');

If its OK for you I send you cbdet.com. Its work with Award Bios.

I think that BIOS Serial number is not UNIQUE to each PC, computer with identical motherboard and BIOS have identical number.
If you want to contact me: chawa@ptt.yu
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simonet earned 400 total points
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>is really this number UNIQUE to each PC?

No. The BIOS serial number identifies the motherboard: manufacturer, model, bios, Bios date, etc.

>How can I get the BIOS Serial No. of the machine running my Delphi 5.0 programs?

I've written a component, TASCpuInfo, that does that. It's freeware and can be downloaded from:

http://www.bhnet.com.br/~simonet/omnitools.htm

It also gives you other very useful information on the CPU and BIOS.

Yours,

Alex

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Hi Alex:

I just want to thank you for that excellent answer. That was exactly what I needed.

THANKS A LOT !!!

Cheers,


AJ
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'Glad to know I could help, AJ! Thank you very much!

Alex
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