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Windows Edition not showing up in System

  1. #11

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    forget those Geeky registry "thingeys".

    Easy way

    Create a one line text file with anything in it and save it as test.nfo (with file type *.*).
    Now double click it - ignore message invalid system info file - 2nd screen will show your system.

    (I can't remember the actual command - but this method of creating a dummy .nfo file works !!!).


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  2. #12

    Works great Jimbo, thanks.

    Edit: Get the same result without having to do this by entering msinfo32 from a Run box.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 20 Nov 2013 at 21:01.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Hi, I have the same problem. I checked in the registry and "Windows 8.1 Pro" was present in both the places. Also by using msinfo32, My OS column is just "Microsoft". Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  4. #14

    Forever West
    Posts : 592
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    I use the .nfo file thingy and to save the data I use File, Export and .txt for the type, not the Save and .nfo format. Same choices exist for the msinfo32 info. Main reason for the .txt format is not having to worry about how to open it.
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