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Getting the windows registration number

Getting the windows registration number in VB Classic Other topic (part of our Visual Basic Classic group).

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bartj1
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Hi,

Am using classic VB (5) and I would like to ba able to read the windows registration number. This is the one you see when you look at the properties of "My Computer".

Anyone know of an API or other type of solution?

Thanks,

Bart

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The problem is that Microsoft changes where and how they store the product key with various operating systems. If this is a one time task, I would download any of the many product key finders and use that. For exmaple, WinGuggle 1.5, Gets your Windows Vista-XP and Office Product Key easily, and Customizes your OEM Information:

http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2008/01/winguggle-get-your-windows-vista.html

Does that help? Or, are you interested in building yet another product key finder tool?

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bartj1
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Hey,

Thanks for the reply. Am just investigating a bit on this topic. A client was asking about how to secure an app I am working on. The extreme solution is a hardware dongle, but a less intensive solution would be to use a unique number on a PC that could be used to generate a public key etc. I would need to be able to read this value programatically.

A bad aid solution while doing a beta release is to just kill the code if rolls past a hardcoded date.

Again, thanks for your suggestions.

Bart Johnson

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