Getting unique hardware information with VB(1000 ++ points)
Posted on 2001-08-18
I want to get some unique hardware info from a PC, but how (in VB6) ?
I'm working on a protection scheme that will lock a program to that hardware info, but how can I get it?
How can I get some unique identifier for a certain PC, strictly hardware dependent(that will not change after OS reinstall, HDD formatting, etc)
Like something that identifies the CPU or HDD or motherboard?
But NOT! a HDD logical drive serial number, there are utilities that can change this to whatever you like.
Also do not suggest reading of the MAC address of the LAN adapter(not all pc's have such a thing)
I'll give you 1245 points (all my EE points) for a working answer.