ComputerHardwareIds (ComputerHardwareIds.exe) is a command-line tool that can be used to generate hardware IDs for a specific model of a vendor's computer system. The vendor can use these hardware IDs to match device metadata packages to that specific computer model.
The ComputerHardwareIds tool is supported on systems that run Windows Vista or later versions of the Windows operating system. This tool is included in the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) under the tools\IOther directory. There are separate versions for 32-bit Windows platforms (tools\Other\x86) and 64-bit Windows platforms (tools\Other\ia64 and tools\Other\amd64).
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For more information about device metadata packages, see Device Metadata Packages.