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cpearson 01-17-2007 03:23 PM

Unique computer serial number
 
What are some techniques to build unique identification numbers to use when registering software on a per computer basis? I am current using a number I get from the partition but it is not unique. I also needs this to run on any windows platform win2000 and up, loaded with default installation. Our software is currently in VB6, but I am interested in any solutions.

tcash11 01-17-2007 04:11 PM

suggestion
 
Not experienced in this area, but how about a network card MAC addy? If your software is registered over the net primarily this could cause problems as it may be easy to spoof, but if the consumer is not someone who is generally tech saavy and registers over the phone or something(which because of my personal knowledge of your software I think is the case), then it may work. Unless you have people w/o network cards...

cpearson 01-17-2007 04:35 PM

harddrive serial
 
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The MAC is a good idea but many of our customers have piece of s*** computers without network cards. I found an example of how to do this with the harddrive's serial. I am looking into this solution. Is there anyway to get the motherboard's serial, or the cpu (found a couple solutions that didnt work or required XP) or read the windows product code?

Win32_BaseBoard 10-13-2007 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by cpearson (Post 109)
The MAC is a good idea but many of our customers have piece of s*** computers without network cards. I found an example of how to do this with the harddrive's serial. I am looking into this solution. Is there anyway to get the motherboard's serial, or the cpu (found a couple solutions that didnt work or required XP) or read the windows product code?

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cpearson 10-21-2007 10:02 PM

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FACK YOU LOL
You quoted me and then replied "FACK YOU LOL". What does that even mean? Is this some sort of forum bot?


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