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    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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    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?

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    I think that they will go for 8 next for Windows 8 with its rumoured 128bit support :s

    Windows 8: 128-bit Operating System? : Product Reviews Net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ben View Post
    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?
    Less about compatibility and more about a lazy way to make most non 7 specific stuff install, even if it doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Less about compatibility and more about a lazy way to make most non 7 specific stuff install, even if it doesn't work.
    I would prefer that than have to click on compatability mode for all the install wizards!

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    ...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.
    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.

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    Oh no need to poke around in the registry

    ver and winver will also do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    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.
    Difficult when they contain different C and .net libraries along with the usual api/dll changes.



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