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Steven W

Change windows version with regedit

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I recall discussions, a few years ago, somewhere, about using regedit to modify Windows version info that would trick *some* programs into installing. I have tried googling to no avail. I have already switch the info that IE pumps out (user strings).

I have a feeling that it this

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

that should be modified, but am uncertain.

Does anyone know what I am talking about? If so could you tell me how to do this, or point me to a link? I am using Win98 SE and want to put info in for WinXP sp2.

Thanks,

SW :)

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I don't know how or if you can do that, but if you are trying to install a program that uses an msi installer you can use the Orca msi editor to modify the installer. I did this with Doom 3 for example, worked fine after that. There are tutorials that tell how to use it and you can find out where to get it here if you want:

http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.a...ticleid=q107066

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I did this trick with Win98 FE so Media Player 9 thought it was Win98 SE and it worked!

This will only work for programs that only check the registry to deterine if the program is allowed to install/run. It won't allow all programs that require additional resources ffrom the NT/2000/XP kernell etc.

I'll have a look to see if I can find what I did.

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click on Windows Start button. Select Run. Type,

regedit

Double click on the following folders in the correct order;

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Software

Microsoft

Windows

CurrentVersion

In the right section in the Name column, double click on the following names and change their data value to:

ProductName Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

Version Windows 98SE

VersionNumber 4.10.2222

or

ProductName Microsoft Windows ME

Version Windows Millennium Edition

VersionNumber 4.90.3000

or

ProductName : Microsoft® Windows ® 2000 Operating System

VersionNumber : 5.00.2195.7035

Version Windows 2000 Professional

Hit OK after changing each value. Close Regedit.

Not sure if Changing them to Windows 2000/Xp values is a good idea?

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That's the ticket, I'm looking for XPsp2 info though. Thanks for replying does anyone know what to put in for Xp? And should the go into Windows NT\CurrentVersion

Edited by Steven W
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dont think orca works on 98se

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dont think orca works on 98se

Maybe older versions if any exists.

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dont think orca works on 98se

Maybe older versions if any exists.

I don't think that there are older version cuz ORCA is the part of a kit (forgot the name) and Microsoft usually puts up a test (Beta) version of "independent" programs...

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1. Install Orca 2.0.3790:

download this CAB [3 MB, right-click to save] = part of Installer SDK 2.0:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/pla...-common.3.0.cab

Extract Orca_Msi.FD66E721_5AA0_41BC_AA26_1EC8F7FA1175 from CAB -> rename it to orca.msi -> double-click on orca.msi to install Orca -> run orca.exe [usually installed under C:\Program Files\Orca].

2. Install Orca 1.10.1124:

download Installer SDK 1.1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...ad-bfc98e3ae4a3

file [7.92 MB, right-click to save]:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/pla...US/IntelSDK.msi

Install IntelSDK.msi -> look under the \Tools subfolder -> should see orca.msi -> double-click on orca.msi to install Orca -> run orca.exe [usually installed under C:\Program Files\Orca9x].

3. Orca 3.1 [part of Installer SDK 3.1] does *not* work with 9x OSes:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...3E-40C0EC4F68E5

HTH

Edited by MDGx
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Only Orca 1.x + 2.x work under 9x OSes, Orca 3.x does not.

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Please help!

1. Install Orca 2.0.3790:

download this CAB [3 MB, right-click to save] = part of Installer SDK 2.0:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/pla...-common.3.0.cab

Extract Orca_Msi.FD66E721_5AA0_41BC_AA26_1EC8F7FA1175 from CAB -> rename it to orca.msi -> double-click on orca.msi to install Orca -> run orca.exe [usually installed under C:\Program Files\Orca].

2. Install Orca 1.10.1124:

download Installer SDK 1.1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...ad-bfc98e3ae4a3

file [7.92 MB, right-click to save]:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/pla...US/IntelSDK.msi

Install IntelSDK.msi -> look under the \Tools subfolder -> should see orca.msi -> double-click on orca.msi to install Orca -> run orca.exe [usually installed under C:\Program Files\Orca9x].

3. Orca 3.1 [part of Installer SDK 3.1] does *not* work with 9x OSes:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...3E-40C0EC4F68E5

HTH

Link 2 "2. Install Orca 1.10.1124: download Installer SDK 1.1:" not work.

P.S. I'm sorry for my english

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This works: IntelSDK 1.1 (but, then again, the second link already provided does so, too).

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