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Old 03-01-2003, 03:37 PM
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If you load VB6 and then click help and then goto about, it will show you your "serial #" That is NOT the number that I put in when I installed, so how did they get this number, and what significiants does this number have?

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Old 03-01-2003, 03:46 PM
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I think that's just the identification number of that particular copy of the
program. Every copy of the program that you buy in a store will, AFAIK, have
a different serial number, whereas it's possible that two copies will have the
same CD key (I'm not sure if they try to prevent this or not).
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Old 03-01-2003, 05:30 PM
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where would you find your products id in the registry?
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As in the registration key #?

You can find that any where cept on the CD, or the CD case or the book that came with your software.
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I always thought that was a hash or something of your registration key. I can't imagine each and every CD having a unique serial number, that would be too costly to run.

And the serial number on my boxes don't match the serial numbers on my installed copies of VB (5 & 6). I think it's a hashed number.
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The product ID contains your CD key if you look closely at it (the number you type during installation). I'm not sure whether any of this applies to VB.NET, but the product ID is usually used when you phone technical support (they ask you for it).
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