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23rd October 2009, 03:28 PM #1
Are you sure Microsoft?
Just been playing about in the registry and found that Windows 7's version number is actually 6.1 - So it is a souped up Vista after all!
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23rd October 2009, 03:29 PM #2
Thanks to Jamo from:
Mr.Ben (23rd October 2009)
23rd October 2009, 03:33 PM #3
Well at least they thought about compatibility!
I'm quite looking forward to rolling this out across my network.
So at what point will they ever move it to Version 7 then?
23rd October 2009, 03:37 PM #4
I think that they will go for 8 next for Windows 8 with its rumoured 128bit support :s
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23rd October 2009, 03:40 PM #5
Less about compatibility and more about a lazy way to make most non 7 specific stuff install, even if it doesn't work.
Originally Posted by Mr.Ben
23rd October 2009, 03:54 PM #6
I would prefer that than have to click on compatability mode for all the install wizards!
Originally Posted by DMcCoy
23rd October 2009, 04:01 PM #7
Seems almost laughable. Maybe setup programs shouldn't be 'hard coded' into any OS. Making an application compatible over numerous Windows platforms makes a lot more sense.
...with an emphasis on setup programs, were tailored to a specific Windows version. In this context, an application or a driver that is hard coded for Windows Vista will fail miserably to install or run under Windows 7, if the operating system features version 7 for its code.
23rd October 2009, 04:06 PM #8
Oh no need to poke around in the registry
ver and winver will also do
23rd October 2009, 04:08 PM #9
Difficult when they contain different C and .net libraries along with the usual api/dll changes.
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