Command Line to check for XP, Windows 7 and run script accordingly

Looking for a way to make the command line look for Windows XP or Windows 7 and run the correct script accordingly.  I want to keep this a batch file and not a vbs script.  Can you have it check the registry for XP and then GOTO WinXP or GOTO Win7?
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Justin CollinsIT ManagerAsked:
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ReneGeCommented:
Here you go

@ECHO OFF

VER | FINDSTR -i /c:"version 5" >NUL && GOTO WXP
VER | FINDSTR -i /c:"version 6" >NUL && GOTO W7

ECHO THE OS IS NEITHER XP OF WINDOWS 7
PAUSE
EXIT

:WXP
ECHO Windows XP
pause
exit

:W7
ECHO Windows 7
pause
exit

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_-W-_Commented:
Your first option is to type "winver"

Second option is to type "systeminfo" for a whole lot of information.

But the first would be the best option.
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GovvyCommented:
ver command line should help
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Parsing VER isn't that easy at it seems - you need to translate the parts of the version number into OS releases. E.g. 5.0  is W2000, 5.1 XP, aso. The different ways mentioned above are shown in
http://www.windows-commandline.com/2009/01/find-windows-os-version-from-command.html (for systeminfo) and http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_27227527.html (for VER), and several other question on EE.
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ReneGeCommented:
Another way

@ECHO OFF


FOR /F "delims=" %%A in ('systeminfo') DO (
	ECHO %%A | FINDSTR -i /c:"WINDOWS XP" >NUL && GOTO WXP
	ECHO %%A | FINDSTR -i /c:"WINDOWS 7" >NUL && GOTO W7
)

ECHO THE OS IS NEITHER XP OF WINDOWS 7
PAUSE
EXIT

:WXP
ECHO Windows XP
pause
exit

:W7
ECHO Windows 7
pause
exit

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ReneGeCommented:
Why not another one?

@ECHO OFF


FOR /F "delims=" %%A in ('WMIC OS get caption') DO (
	ECHO %%A | FINDSTR -i /c:"WINDOWS XP" >NUL && GOTO WXP
	ECHO %%A | FINDSTR -i /c:"WINDOWS 7" >NUL && GOTO W7
)

ECHO THE OS IS NEITHER XP OF WINDOWS 7
PAUSE
EXIT

:WXP
ECHO Windows XP
pause
exit

:W7
ECHO Windows 7
pause
exit

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Bill PrewCommented:
If all you are looking to do is differentiate between systems with Windows 7 and earlier systems, then I'd suggest this slightly simplified approach.  If you need to check more versions of windows then let us know that.

ver | findstr /IL " 6.1.7" > NUL && (
  REM put logic for Windows 7 here
) || (
  REM put logic for non Windows 7 here
)

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~bp
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Paul TomasiCommented:
A quick look on Wikipedia lists 2 versions of Win7 (7 and 7SP1) and 2 versions of XP (XP and XP64).

XP        Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
XP64      Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]

Win7      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Win7SP1   Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]

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The only consistency seperating them is the '6.1' (or 6.1.7 as billprew states above) as indicated by the DOS command VER.

This is all very well providing you know you're only testing either XP or Win7. The reason for this is Windows Server 2008 Release 2 has the same version number as Win7.

Win7      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
S2008R2   Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

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Similarly, Windows Server 2003 is the same version as XP64.

XP64     Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
S2003    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]

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What this all means is that providing your Windows version is either XP or Win7 the easiest method to distinguish between them is to test for the presence of '6.1'. If the version number contains '6.1' then it's Win7 as in the following batch file code:

@echo off

ver | find "6.1" && goto WIN7 || goto WINXP
exit /b


:WIN7
  ::
  :: Your code for Win7
  ::
goto :eof

:WINXP
  ::
  :: Your code for WinXP
  ::
goto :eof

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It gets complicated if your batch file has to determine Windows' version if there is a possibility it could be sitting on one the following:

   Server 2008 R2      - Same as Win7

   Server 2003           - Same as XP64

Furthermore, XP and XP64 conatain little similarity ('Version 5.') which is also shared by Server 2003 and Win2K.
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Justin CollinsIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Splitting the points.  ReneGe had the most of what I was looking for, but Paultomasi had the 64bit versions as well.

Thanks all!!
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ReneGeCommented:
Gald I could help!
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Paul TomasiCommented:
Well done ReneGe....
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ReneGeCommented:
Thanks pal!

Comming from you means a lot!

Cheers
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Paul TomasiCommented:
No probs...
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