Windows version autodetection

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Mon Dec 22 06:38:32 CST 2008

Markus Hitter <mah at> writes:

> Am 22.12.2008 um 11:51 schrieb Reece Dunn:
>> The same goes for applications released after Vista was released, but
>> only work well on XP. The date heuristic will say "Vista",
> ... just like the current-heuristic-less assumption. Undoubtly, there  
> are many cases where a date heuristic doesn't help, but it won't  
> worsen matters either.

It definitely will. There are many cases where reporting Win9x even for
an old app will actually break things, because we don't (and can't)
implement the Win9x architecture.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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