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VersionTabXP
« on: March 29, 2016, 06:52:28 AM »

JFX

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VersionTabXP brings back the old Version tab from Windows 2000/XP/2003.

with a few new features.

- supports Shelllinks (*.lnk)
- supports makecab compressed PE files
- supports ntldr/setupldr and bootmgr files


Installation:

regsvr32 VersionTabXP.dll



Uninstall

regsvr32 /u VersionTabXP.dll

* VersionTabXP.zip (13.52 kB - downloaded 102 times.)

Re: VersionTabXP
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 10:13:35 AM »

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Thanks JFX,

works fine enough  :thumbsup:

attached .cmd files to ease installing / uninstalling .

Re: VersionTabXP
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 03:43:26 PM »

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Thanks, JFX! :great:

I have been missing this, and other ones either don't work for x64 or have other issues.

Regards,
Galapo.

Re: VersionTabXP
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 07:48:59 AM »

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Yes, I also was looking for an alternative and the best I could find was VersInfoEx
But after adding the latest patch, it compiled to over 400 KB  :sad:

But now I finally managed to write Shell Extensions in PureBasic  :grin:

Re: VersionTabXP
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 02:33:40 PM »

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That's what I was using too.

But this is better. :thumbsup:

Re: VersionTabXP
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 04:25:08 AM »

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VersionTabXP brings back the old Version tab from Windows 2000/XP/2003. with a few new features.
- supports ntldr/setupldr and bootmgr files
JFX, I forgot about the specific mention of "bootmgr" in your description...
So I want to ask you this question that I've asked on a few other topics as well (but nobody could ever answer it):

I'm quoting this from a question I posted elsewhere, I hope you don't mind:
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"Can you explain the differences in
'bootmgr' (in the root of my Windows 10 iso)
and
'bootmgr' (in \sources\install.wim\1\Windows\Boot\PCAT\)

First one is 377 kB (386.976 bytes), Second one is 375 kB (384.322 bytes)
For example, SIW2's PE scripts use the second one, but I don't understand why, extracting it seems more work than just taking the one from the root (as other projects do)? Makes me think there has to be a reason to use the second one?
I'm using this for USB booting on BIOS systems, just trying to learn how it all works, seems all I need for BIOS is BOOTMGR, \Boot\boot.sdi, \Boot\BCD and the boot.wim? Once again, just trying to learn, no problems with getting stuff to work or anything. Thanks!"

So now it seems you're the only one left who could answer this question  :wink:

Just to be clear: My answer is about two different versions/ sizes of this file *in the same iso*!!


Re: VersionTabXP
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 04:40:49 AM »

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Hi Atari800xl,

well I don't know why SIW2 choose one bootmgr over another, you have to ask him about.

However both bootmgr files are identical in code and file version.
The only difference is in the code signing here. One seems to have a time stamp one not.

Properly 2 groups of MS developers:

1th -  for the ISO image files
2nd - for the winpe (boot.wim)

Both sign the files they use. So small difference in file sizes occur.

Re: VersionTabXP
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 05:21:22 AM »

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Aah, thank you for that answer, I've been wondering about this a long time!!

See, I should have asked *you* in the first place  :thumbsup:

« Last Edit: August 23, 2016, 05:22:22 AM by Atari800xl »

 

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