OS Version and Name

Posted on 2004-08-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I want to know how to I find out, using Builder c++ 6, the OS Version and Name.

So that way I can check if is running under windows 95, 98, 2000 or XP

I would like to retrive the os name - e.g. Windows 95 or Windows XP, the version if possible

If someboby can help if a sample code, will be nice

Question by:torlani
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Jase-Coder earned 30 total points
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I wrote something like that it delphi  here is the source

open the .pas

It is in delphi but the code is easy to understand and it uses some windows API's

Author Comment

ID: 11904901
I understad your code, but I try to implement in Builder and is not working, I not sure what do I have to do so builder will understad the "Win32Platform"

if someone can get a builder example, will help
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I am, at the minute reconfiguring my whole system. I should have builder reinstalled tomorrow and i'll rewrite the code.
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no problem ... Thanks again for the help
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by:George Tokas
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This is one way you can use:

osinfo.dwOSVersionInfoSize = sizeof(osinfo);

if(osinfo.dwPlatformId == VER_PLATFORM_WIN32s){}// Windows Win32s
if(osinfo.dwPlatformId == VER_PLATFORM_WINDOWS){}// Windows 9x
if(osinfo.dwPlatformId == VER_PLATFORM_WIN32_NT){}// Windows NT XP 2k....

osinfo is a structure.
accessing the dwMajorVersion & dwMinorVersion member you can find out if it is XP, 2k, 2003 etc.


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sorry gtokas, I mess up in clicking you as the accepted answer, but I gave you 170 points, so it should be ok ... I am sorry for that.
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by:George Tokas
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