what is hardware ID ?

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  1. mkmkmk

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    HI

    pls explain me whats hardware id ,,,,,,

    means of which specific part of pc,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    manoj
     
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    Are u asking about the IRQ numbers or that id printed in the stickers of hardware parts like processor,harddisk etc..?
     
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    Yeah I too would like to know whats H/W ID, TGTSoft products use it for registration... :?
     
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    Hardware ID or Hardware Hash is nothing but a random number generated by the software using an MD5 (or any other cryptic method) message digest algorithm feeded into it by the author. Hardware ID depends on various hardware installed in your system and whenever any of these hardware changes, a new Hardware ID is generated and you need to reactivate your software. The hardware on which the calculation of this ID/Hash depends, varies with software to software.

    For example: Windows XP uses 12 hardware identification strings to calculate the hardware hash which it uses at the time of product activation. These Hardware include CPU, IDE Controller, Graphics Controller, Network adapter etc.
     
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    Ok, got it, thanks a ton eddie :)
     
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    Thanks eddie

    is there any software easy to use so i will find my hardware id

    if possible suggest me name of site,,,www...


    regards

    manoj
     
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    Hardware ID is not something that is hard coded on your hardware. It is a random number generated by the program at that very time...so you can't really "find" your hardware ID.
     
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    THanks for clarification,,,,,,,
     
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    BTW, jus outa curiosity ( :oops: ) what do you require it for MKMKMK ? (Mortal Kombat?)
     
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