Can Windows 2008 report itself as Vista SP1

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      Some software checks if your OS is compatible before installing.

      Its looking for vista but finds windows server, and says not compatible and doesnt install

      However these would probably work if i could get them to actually install

      Any ideas on a tweak here?

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      Arris
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      Hello Steve,

      Maybe it’s possible to find out where the installer is looking for the OS version using the tool Process Monitor.
      The places where I know the Windows version is saved are:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion (in x64 only)

      grtz, Arris

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