Getting the hard drive serial number?

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    Question Getting the hard drive serial number?

    Anybody know how to go about writing a function that gets the hard drive serial number from the computer.

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    Please forgive me, but to me your reply was a little cryptic.
    I would assume that most everyone these days would be using a Windows operating system, but how would I go about finding out
    (ie. - having the program find out) what operating system is being used (registry info?) and how would that help find out the
    serial number for the hard drive?

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    >Please forgive me, but to me your reply was a little cryptic.

    I guess you know what an OS is, don't you? Since each OS is different, there are also different methods required to get the harddisk serial number.

    >I would assume that most everyone these days would be using
    >a Windows operating system,

    Hmmm. Heard about Linux?

    >but how would I go about finding out (ie. - having the program
    >find out) what operating system is being used (registry info?)
    >and how would that help find out the serial number for the hard
    >drive?

    Well, it seems you don't know what a OS is. I can give you a little hint: place this post on the Windows board. :-)

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