I am developing a desktop application like address book etc. I want to generate a serial key(setup key) using serial number of hard disk, ram, motherboard.
So please help me
How can i get serial number of hard disk, motherboard, ram.


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You can use the File System Object with its Drives collection object to find the serial number of a hard drive. Finding serial numbers on RAM and Motherboards is more complicated and involves being able to access the BIOS and accessing different areas of memory not normally accessible through visual basic commands or even Windows APIs. A knowledge of how to use the C programming language along with assembly language may be necessary to extract the information you wish for memory modules and CPU information.

Some of the information about the CPU can be determined using the GetSystemInfo API
with the SYSTEM_INFO structure.

Option Explicit
Private Declare Sub GetSystemInfo Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetSystemInfo" (lpSystemInfo As SYSTEM_INFO)
Private Type SYSTEM_INFO
        dwOemID As Long
        dwPageSize As Long
        lpMinimumApplicationAddress As Long
        lpMaximumApplicationAddress As Long
        dwActiveProcessorMask As Long
        dwNumberOrfProcessors As Long
        dwProcessorType As Long
        dwAllocationGranularity As Long
        dwReserved As Long
End Type

Dim fso As FileSystemObject

Private Sub Form_Load()
    On Error GoTo DriveError
    Dim drv As Drive
    Set fso = New FileSystemObject
    For Each drv In fso.Drives
        Debug.Print Hex$(drv.SerialNumber)
    Exit Sub
    Resume Next
End Sub
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