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How would I get the CPU and HDD Serial numbers?
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rameshnut earned 150 total points
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there is NO specific NUMBER to uniquely identify a CPU (i am sorry for this unfortunate answer!) , but you can have a number associated with CPU that identifies its class (like, pentium 2, 3, 4 or celeron - but this number is not specific a single CPU but to a class of CPU's mentioned above)

HDD number is easy to obtain. you have the GetVolumeInformation() function in win SDK.

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>>How would I get the CPU and HDD Serial numbers?
MS method for this was to get the Network card number.  All network cards have a unique ID number.
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>>How would I get the CPU
See:
Q118623 - HOWTO: Get the MAC Address for an Ethernet Adapter  

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q118/6/23.asp

A sample use of the CPUID opcode is shown in:

PRB: VC++ Debugger Won't Support Pentium-Specific Instructions
ID: Q121368

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q121/3/68.asp

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by:Axter
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Disregard last link.  It seems it has been removed from MS web site.

Q118623 is still good:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q118623
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