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Get Unique ID from Computer

Posted on 2004-04-12
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all i want is to get an Unique ID - Such as motherboard serial / CPU Serial / Hard Disk Serial (not volume serial) to check my programe is installed on the same computer for the next time installation.

thanks in advance

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by:esanmateo
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Have you tried using the MAC address?
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by:Sethi
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CPU or Processor Information
With DLL:
http://www.a1vbcode.com/app.asp?ID=1004

With WMI:
http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/index.html?code/wmi/wmiprocessor.htm

There are many free controls and DLLs om this site that will provide you more details:
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/utilities.shtml
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Hi,

To get CPU Serical No and Hard  Drive Serial Number. look
here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20836588.html?query=get+cpu+ark&searchType=topic

Look at the answer given by Ark. Just copy and paste the code . it is one of very few solutions That
i Have seen to give the correct Serial numbers.

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unknown_routine's right the problem is that wmi is not going to work on win9x or NT unless you install wmi...
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wait, im evaluating now

thanks for the response
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