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NT/98/95 OS detection

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I have a program written in BCB and I have to detect the OS it's running on, it's because it accesses the parrallel port which has other routines in 9x than in NT, before accessing the ParPort I have to make choise between NT and 9x OS, can anyone help me?
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Question by:rdno
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Simply use this code snippet:

    OSVERSIONINFO   VerInfo;

    VerInfo.dwOSVersionInfoSize =   sizeof  (   OSVERSIONINFO);
   
    GetVersionEx(   &VerInfo);
   
    if  (   VER_PLATFORM_WIN32_NT   ==  VerInfo.dwPlatformId)
        {
            // NT
        }
     else   // 9x
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BTW: Differentiating between 95 and 98 is also possible, but requires evaluating the build number - feel free to ask if you need to do that also...
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by:rdno
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Ok thanks... differentiate 98/95 can be read out of the registry... But this was all I Needed, thanks
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