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Windows 7: Hardware validation-state checker for Win-7? (like xpinfo.exe for XP)

03 Nov 2016   #1
SummGuy

Windows 98 32-bit
 
 
Hardware validation-state checker for Win-7? (like xpinfo.exe for XP)

Win-XP created a hash at install time based on about a dozen different hardware serial numbers or codes, and over time some of those hardware components could change and not trigger an on-line re-validation. Some of these hardware items were CPU type, amount of installed RAM, type of video card, CD-drive model, NIC mac address, hard drive type/model, volume serial number, etc. Each item got 1 "vote" (the mac address got 3 all by itself). If the total votes dropped below 5, XP would invalidate itself and force you to perform on-line re-validation. There was a program called "xpinfo.exe" that would display all the hardware items and show which of them were giving a "yes" vote.


So that's how I understand the validation scheme for XP.


How does it work with Windows 7? Is there a similar hash generated based on hardware components? Is there a program like "xpinfo" that will tell you the current state of which components agree with the original Windows install state?


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