How do I obtain the computer manufacturer's name from C++?

Raymond Chen

Some time ago, I gave a scripting solution to the problem of obtaining the computer manufacturer and model. But what if you want to do this from C++?

I could translate the script into C++, or I could just point you to Creating a WMI Application Using C++ in MSDN. In particular, one of the WMI C++ Sample Applications does exactly what you want: Example: Creating a WMI Application. The only things you need to do are

  • change SELECT * FROM Win32_Process to SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem, and
  • change Name to Manufacturer, and then again to Model.


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