The Windows 10 “Hardware Hash” for AutoPilot

You can get the script to export the value from a computer here.

The main thing the script does is call WMI to get the DeviceHardwareData value.  It’s a real shame that you can’t generate this data yourself.  In Microsoft’s own words:

Added in Windows 10 version 1703. Returns a base64-encoded string of the hardware parameters of a device.

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"… Just get through the day …"

“First of all, I do not want you to give in to the pressure of the moment.  Whenever you’re hurting bad, just hang in there.  Finish the day.  Then, if you’re still feeling bad, think about it long and hard before you decide to quit.  Second, take it one day at a time.  One evolution at a time.

Don’t let your thoughts run away with you, don’t start planning to bail out because you’re worried about the future and how much you can take.  Don’t look ahead to the pain.  Just get through the day, and there’s a wonderful career ahead of you.”

Captain Joseph Maguire, as mentioned in Lone Survivor: The Incredible True Story of Navy SEALs Under Siege

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