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Change the Name

Post by coryhenrique » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:50 pm

How to change the name of ReactOS in Regedit, eg: Everest and other programs say that the operating system is Windows XP Professional?

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Re: Change the Name

Post by milon » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:03 pm

I don't know the answer for certain, but I assume that Everest (etc) are looking at an internal version number and then interpretting that as being Windows XP Professional. If that's really what's happening, then there is nothing that can be put in that other programs will interpret as ReactOS.

Is there a bigger goal you're working on? Maybe we can help.

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Re: Change the Name

Post by EmuandCo » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:07 am

Strange. It should be detected as windows server 2003 normally
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Re: Change the Name

Post by coryhenrique » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:20 pm

I would like to change that, because it gives greater distance from the Windows and demonstrate an operating system more unique.

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Re: Change the Name

Post by EmuandCo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:01 am

And will prevent most setups to work at all...
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Re: Change the Name

Post by coryhenrique » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:42 am

how so?

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Re: Change the Name

Post by EmuandCo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:07 am

Well, Setups check for the windows version you use. If you give back some unexpected crap, it will fail badly, won't allow installation at all or will install the app wrong, meaning not for the copied behavior of windows 2003/xp. Check what wine gives back and you will be surprised. It's windows, too.
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Re: Change the Name

Post by naums » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:46 am

Are the original DirectX Setup from Microsoft working? Or do they look for something different on the system. Do they recognize ReactOS as "original" Windows too?

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Re: Change the Name

Post by EmuandCo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:06 am

You can install it, but it wont work then
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Re: Change the Name

Post by coryhenrique » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:53 am

I understand now, thanks!

But you know where it is written in regedit ReactOS the version of Windows 2003?
I'd like to do some tests putting other versions of Windows on ReactOS.


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Re: Change the Name

Post by EmuandCo » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:06 am

Just so a Text search inside the registry. There are some locations with the version information. I am not on my windows pc right now. Thus you have to try it or wait till later
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Re: Change the Name

Post by coryhenrique » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:26 pm

ok, I'll try to search inside the registry and wait your answer.
Thanks for help!

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Re: Change the Name

Post by EmuandCo » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:00 am

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion here you should find your keys
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Re: Change the Name

Post by coryhenrique » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:52 pm

thanks, I'm very grateful for you helping me!

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Re: ReactOS GUI

Post by coryhenrique » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:36 pm

Hello, I have one more doubt, but now about the ReactOS GUI.
I do not know whether it is right to question here or create another topic, peopl apologize if I'm wrong!

Where is localized the ReactOS GUI?

Already I am Thankful!

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