winecfg volume serial number

Michael Ost most at
Thu Dec 18 14:31:26 CST 2008

wine-devel-request at wrote:
> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:52:00 +0100 From: "Hoehle, Joerg-Cyril"
> <Joerg-Cyril.Hoehle at> Subject: winecfg volume serial
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> Hi,
> I just sent a bug-fix to wine-patches to prevent a crash in winecfg
> when editing the volume serial number input field, together with some
> unrelated thoughts about winecfg and the device/volume serial number
> handling. Then I realized that wine-patches is not a good place for
> discussion. So here are the ideas about winecfg's GUI:

It doesn't make sense to me to rely on writing to a file to set the 
windows serial number or label. What about readonly disks?

I think those values should be in the registry. Or at least check the 
registry should be a fallback if .windows-serial or .windows-label does 
not exist.

I am stuck now because an installer program is looking for a CD of a 
certain label. I can't fudge in the label because it's a CD that I can't 
write to.

Is anyone working on this issue, or agree/disagree? ... mo

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