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Spoofing Windows version

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:20 pm
by vinceh121
Hey ReactOS forum,
I've recently installed ReactOS using VirtualBox on my Linux computer because I need to use some Windows programs for school.
The problem is, the installer of one of those programs allows only installation on a Windows 7 machine. So my first question is, would that program be able to run on ReactOS? And if so, how can I make the installer believe that my VM uses Windows 7?

Thank you,
-Vincent

Re: Spoofing Windows version

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:04 pm
by Reactions
vinceh121 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Hey ReactOS forum,
I've recently installed ReactOS using VirtualBox on my Linux computer because I need to use some Windows programs for school.
The problem is, the installer of one of those programs allows only installation on a Windows 7 machine. So my first question is, would that program be able to run on ReactOS? And if so, how can I make the installer believe that my VM uses Windows 7?

Thank you,
-Vincent
You would need to change the source code and compile ot to make it run. As a temporary solution, I would use the wine compatibility layer to run windows programs on Linux.

Re: Spoofing Windows version

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:22 pm
by karlexceed
You can try using the compatibility options in ROS, but they may or may not work for you:
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