Obtaining System Specifications Through C++

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    Obtaining System Specifications Through C++

    Riddle me this - I need to auto-detect such things as the Processor speed/type, Ram amount, Video Card, Operating System and Version, and the software installed (using the add/remove programs list).

    Any Ideas as to how to go about this? I am utterly lost.

    Thanks!

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de..._processor.asp

    you need the Windows Management Interface SDK though. you can DL it from MS, if you mean windows

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    Yeah, Sorry, we're talking Windows 2000, and XP.
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    GetSystemInfo() would be a good place to start.
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    Hey thanks alot guys, that's really helpful. I'll give this stuff a try, and let you know how it went...
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