Solved: How do you find OS version without booting?

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Bascotie

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Example: You have a system that will not boot into normal/safe mode but you can boot from a bootcd. Which file can tell you the version of Windows that is running? Also, is there a way to find the Service Pack installed?

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Bascotie

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I was able to find that the OS was vista by using a windows 7 recovery cd (shows Vista in System Recovery Options window). I'd still like to be able to tell if a system is Vista vs 7 by looking at folder structure.
 

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If you can boot up to the desktop, type Winver into the Start or Run box.
You can also look in the Control Panel - System.
 
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