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  • Windows ME (version 490)

    I have one user running Windows ME that
    shows version 411 from my DOS program.
    All others report 490. SHELL fails on this machine.

    The machine previously had Windows 98 on it.
    Anyone know what files may not have been
    updated correctly to report the wrong version
    of Windows on this ME machine?

    Typing VER and COMMAND at a DOS prompt
    show the correct version.


    The solution was to uncheck:
    "Prevent MS/DOS-based programs from detecting Windows."
    in the .PIF file.


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  • #2
    Ugh! What a problem...

    In all the cases I've heard about, installing ME over 98 causes nothing but problems... the best advice of the "experts" is to format the drive & instal ME from scratch.

    The time spent on this now may save you from even more problems in the future...



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    • #3
      > I have one user running Windows ME that
      > shows version 411 from my DOS program.
      > All others report 490.

      How do you get a PBDOS program to tell what
      DOS version it's running under?

      I take it that if the DOS version is 490
      then the user is running ME?

      And that if there is a successor to ME
      probably the DOS version would be >= 490
      (of course only Microsoft can answer that).

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      • #4
        I have a routine that is called that
        used either Teratech or QuickPak to
        deterine the Windows version.

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        • #5
          I think DOSBOX by PerfectSync gives dos programs the ability to
          detect correct Window versions. Their address is
          http://www.perfectsync.com/DevelopmentTools.htm

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          • #6
            You can always look at the date of command.com. A copyright or file date should tell you the version type.

            1995 - Windows 95 Origonal or version "a"
            1996 - Windows 95 OSR 2 or other osr 2.1 and so on
            1998 - Windows 98 Origonal
            1999 - Windows 98 SE
            2000 - Windows ME

            If this is incorrect please replay!

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            • #7
              Hmmm... what if they are using 4DOS or some other Command-interpreter other than the MS variety of COMMAND.COM?



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              • #8
                Good point!!! I gess you could check c:\windows\command.com but if this is also changed by 4dos then that idea goes out the window! :-)

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                • #9
                  Obviously, checking ENVIRON$("COMSPEC") will give you the name of current command interpreter, but even that can not guarantee that a return name like COMMAND.COM is actually a Microsoft one (ince it is possible to replace \COMMAND.COM or \DOS\COMMAND.COM or \WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM with an alternative version/brand).

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