|The stupid question is the question not asked|
windows 7 HardwareIDby TomKane (Beadle)
|on Nov 19, 2011 at 21:54 UTC||Need Help??|
TomKane has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am trying to find a unique windows value that I can use for basing a product key on. I have been fetching the machine ID on XP and Vista from the registry and that works fine. However, I've just been working with Windows 7 und alles kaput.
The following works fine with XP and Vista:
But on Windows 7, $Machine is undefined. I've tried every conceivable permutation that I can imagine ... and then some. Even running that snippet as an administrator. I can get and set values under HKEY_CURRENT_USER in Win7 fine. I just can't pull in values from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
It sorta looks like I need to brush up on the Win7 administration of rights and privileges. Any suggestions on what I need to be looking into would be welcome.
Maybe my goal is wrong. Does anyone know of any other unique identifier for Windows machines?