How to find an unique ID for a CPU

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Hello,
Thanks in advance.
Is there any unique id associated with a CPU?
If so, how to retrieve it?
Thanks,
Mahen
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Top Expert 2007

Commented:
Newer Pentium processors do have a serial number, but access to it is now usually turned off by default, due to privacy concerns.

I hope this helps !

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I am working on a  licencing manager(node locked ).

I like to find a way to programmatically get the unique id associated with a system.

Or how may I identify that my software runs on the same machine ?

Thanks again,
Mahen
Top Expert 2007
Commented:
Use a registry entry to see if you have it installed.

ALso - You might try using the NIC MAC address.


 I hope this helps !

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Thanks to WBaldwin.
Thanks SysExpert.

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