version of Windows are you running
The immediate answer to that question
is usually an easy one. Most people
know whether they are running Windows
98, or Windows 2000 and so on. However
there is a more detailed answer to
the question and those details are
often an important factor when tracing
problems with software.
As an example of this, there are
a number of Service Packs for the
different operating systems which
fix a number of reliability, compatibilitty
and security issues.
report which operating system Service
Packs are installed on your computer.
Common Controls ?
The Windows operating system contains
a set of components called the Windows
Common Controls. These are the controls
which give Windows its look
Different versions of the common
controls support different features.
Later versions of the common controls
add more advanced features and in
some cases, new controls. Some software
requires a specific version of the
common controls at a minimum in order
to run correctly.
report which version of the Windows
Common Controls are installed
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