Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 6 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online

Determining Serial Number of CD Before Burning


Recommended Posts

I wrote a small Windows software program, which I want to burn onto CD's and sell. However, for security purposes, I want my software to be aware of the serial number of the CD, so it will detect it during installation and stop if it's being installed from a bootleg copy.


On a brand new CD-R, the serial number is 0000-0000; however, by the time it's burned, it has acquired a serial number. And once it's burned, that's it, right? Or is there a way that the software burned onto the CD can "know" the serial number of the CD?

Link to comment
Share on other sites



I don't think you're onto a winner here.


To make your system work, you're going to have to:

-be able to specify a serial number when the CD is burned

-have your software test for that specific serial number, and throw an error if it doesn't find the right number.

-have a feature which will defeat disc duplication.


I've just been trolling round in version 4, and can't find a way to specify the serial number of a CD you're going to create.


However that's not really important, because even if you find a way to do that, almost any of the disc copiers "out there" will duplicate a standard CD together with its serial number without batting an eyelid. Any copies made would have the same serial, and your efforts would be for nothing.


I think it's time to go back to the drawing board, sorry.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...