How to verify Windows version?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gouk, May 16, 2002.

  1. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    I am in doubt as to whether my Windows ME and Windows 2000 Pro are FINAL versions or not.

    The files on my Windows ME CD are dated: 08 June 1999

    The files on my Windows 2000 Pro CD are dated: 19 Dec 1999

    Is there any other way to verify whether I have the final versions of these products or not without installing them (i got no space for install)?

    Please someone help me or compare the dates to your own CD's of these OS's?

    Thanks :)

    PS: For some reason my Windows 2000 Pro does not need a serial key for installing.
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    For Win2k, nagivigate to the X:\i386 folder and find the file 'winnt32.exe.' Right click on it> properties> 'version' tab> Under 'item name' highlight 'file version,' mine is 5.00.2143.1. I'm not sure why you don't have to enter a product key.

    For WinME, follow the same procedure above except right click on the 'Setup.exe' file. Mine is 4.90.3000.
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Yeah I've seen that somewhere. I think all you did was replace the three last digits of a number in an .ini file on the CD with 270 or something. Really stupid feature. Go Microsoft! (*not*) :p
  4. open_source

    open_source Guest

    go to your run box and type winver
  5. Mystoz

    Mystoz Guest

    only "ver" work to:p
  6. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    Like I said, I dont havr space to install them :)
  7. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    Looks like your copy of Win 2000 is BETA.

    My Windows 2000 Pro is verified to be the final retail with the hacked "no serial key" fix :D

    The version number is: 5.00.2195.1

    My copy of Windows ME is the same version no. as yours though.
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    I think it is the final of win2k

    5.00.2195.1 is the build number for win2k+SP2
    (if i remember right anyway, which i probably dont :D)