Click here to Skip to main content
11,578,241 members (65,166 online)
Click here to Skip to main content

GetVersionEx API for Windows Millenium Edition

, 14 Jul 2003 56K 10
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
Ever wondered why that GetVersion function reported your operating system was Windows 98, when infact it is indeed Windows ME?

Introduction

If you've ever tested the GetVersionEx API on many an operating system it usually works a treat, which is what you'd expect from a tried and tested API that works as far back as Windows 3.1! Until that is, you try it on Windows Millenium Edition which returns the correct value provided that the name of the calling application is not

  • setup.exe, or
  • launch.exe

It's hard to beleive that such anamolies are present in the API function without any mention on the MSDN forums or VC help. It was apparently added to ensure backward compatability for installation programs (which is where the setup.exe comes in).

Hope this has helped someone before they tear their hair out in stress wondering what went wrong with their coding!

License

This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

A list of licenses authors might use can be found here

Share

About the Author

Griffter UK
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided

You may also be interested in...

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
NetDave4-Mar-09 8:55
memberNetDave4-Mar-09 8:55 
GeneralThank You Pin
ChrisTheTall9-Jun-04 4:09
memberChrisTheTall9-Jun-04 4:09 
GeneralFYI: GetVersionEx and Windows 3.1 Pin
pjnaughter21-Jul-03 12:37
memberpjnaughter21-Jul-03 12:37 
GeneralInteresting info... Pin
Nishant S14-Jul-03 23:03
editorNishant S14-Jul-03 23:03 
GeneralRe: Interesting info... Pin
NGS 54967215-Jul-03 4:50
memberNGS 54967215-Jul-03 4:50 
GeneralRe: Interesting info... Pin
Nishant S15-Jul-03 5:23
editorNishant S15-Jul-03 5:23 
GeneralRe: Interesting info... Pin
Anonymous15-Jul-03 7:22
sussAnonymous15-Jul-03 7:22 
GeneralRe: Interesting info... Pin
Nishant S15-Jul-03 15:12
editorNishant S15-Jul-03 15:12 
GeneralRe: Interesting info... Pin
Paolo Messina15-Jul-03 9:59
memberPaolo Messina15-Jul-03 9:59 
GeneralRe: Interesting info... Pin
Nishant S15-Jul-03 15:16
editorNishant S15-Jul-03 15:16 
GeneralRe: Interesting info... Pin
Rob Manderson15-Jul-03 13:08
editorRob Manderson15-Jul-03 13:08 
GeneralRe: Interesting info... Pin
Nishant S15-Jul-03 15:14
editorNishant S15-Jul-03 15:14 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

| Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web04 | 2.8.150603.1 | Last Updated 15 Jul 2003
Article Copyright 2003 by Griffter UK
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2015
Layout: fixed | fluid