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Standard User cox377
(knowledge is power) Wed 23-May-12 11:17:09
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Identifing Windows Version


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Hello guys,

I've got a laptop that I need to re-image. I think its Windows 7 but the key stamped to the bottom only has the windows key but the rest of the label looks like it's missing. When The laptop boots it doesnt say which version just goes into recovery.

If I was to boot into a live ubuntu disk, can I tell from the system files? Ideal version IE home / pro etc.

Thanks in advance

James

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-May-12 13:16:44
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Run VER within a Command Prompt.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 23-May-12 13:38:40
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Re: Identifing Windows Version


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On my Windows 7 Professional system that reports Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]

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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Wed 23-May-12 13:42:27
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Re: Identifing Windows Version


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many laptops have a system image on the recovery partition. if your does it makes it very easy.
Standard User cox377
(knowledge is power) Wed 23-May-12 14:23:03
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It does start the recovery but then never actually finishes. It's not my laptop. I've just been handed it and asked to fix. It's a samsung N150, google seems to say that they are shipped with windows 7. It's trying to estalish which version matches that key, any ideas?

Thanks

James

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Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-May-12 14:26:46
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If you can't run the command prompt on system recovery. Have a look at the Windows update text document (root\windows), you should find details of the OS version and the OS product type.

Mike
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Standard User cox377
(knowledge is power) Wed 23-May-12 14:59:18
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That's what I'm after - Thanks

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-May-12 15:15:27
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Yes, Vista is also Vers. 6 but Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.6002].

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-May-12 15:17:16
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Alternatively, if it won't boot, have a look at \BOOT.INI.

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Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-May-12 16:54:52
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Alas, no boot.ini for W7 (nor Vista), they use boot configuration data, you can use tool bcdedit to open/edit this.

Mike
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