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From: "Campbell, Rolf [SKY:1U32:EXCH]" <moscoop AT americasm01 DOT nt DOT com>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp,comp.os.msdos.programmer
Subject: Re: Detecting Windows and Windows directory from DOS
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 11:16:35 -0500
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Ben Davis wrote:

> I need to write an installation program for my DOS game. I want to design it
> so that if it detects Windows 95 or higher it puts the game in the Start
> Menu.

You can get the windows directory in the 'windir' environment variable, but the
location of the Start Menu is stored in the windows registry, so if somebody
moves their Start Menu, then your program would fail to add to it.

--
(\/) Rolf Campbell (\/)



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