Re: GetVersionEx with Vista

"David Ching" <>
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 14:04:00 GMT
"Michael Gledhill" <mike @ iSomewhere . com> wrote in message

 So, if I compile my .exe into a filename with "install" in it's filename,
then Windows Vista will get GetVersionEx() to report back with an
incorrect Windows Version Number ?!!!!!!!

 Is this a bug, or one of MS's strange security measures ?

Essentially Vista tries to be compatible with setup programs that are were
written prior to Vista, so if the program has Install or Setup in it's name,
Vista runs it elevated (prompting for security elevation) and also
apparently lies about the windows version so that the Setup program believes
it's installing onto XP. This lying can be stopped if you add a manifest to
your program with the appropriate XML mumbo jumbo in it, which explains you
were well aware of Vista when building your program, and you don't need
Vista to lie in order to make it work properly, thank you very much.

This was discussed this week here when someone else named their .exe Install
and it started prompting for the security elevation without warning. I
think the thread asked whether building in VC6 was compatible with Vista, if
you want to search the past few days of threads here.

-- David

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