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Windows 7: Bypass Application OS Installation Restriction

27 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
Bypass Application OS Installation Restriction

Hi Everyone

Hope this is the right place to post given this is my first time round. I have a new application update for an X-Ray machine we use. Unfortunately this application will only allow you to install on WIN7 Pro versions but we run Enterprise with no way to permanently installing a Pro machine.

So here is my question: How can I fool the application into thinking its installing on Windows 7 Pro?

I have already tried the options blow:

1. Change registry setting to Windows 7 pro in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

2. I have used the Windows 7 Downgrade application but not willing to run the upgrade on the machine
Downgrade Win 7 Ultimate to Win 7 Professional Without Clean Install - Microsoft Community

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27 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I am not aware of any supported method of fooling an application as you desire. An application can obtain such information in a variety of ways, which one being used known only to the developer. I think few applications would be fooled by changes in the registry key mentioned. Making such changes could have unpredictable consequences.

Downgrading an OS seems a sensitive area, particularly when the OS is an Enterprise edition.

What happens when the installation is attempted?
Have you contacted the software supplier about the issue?
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27 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Just an idea, would you be able to use that program if you install Windows 7 Pro in VirtualPC or some such?

I don't know the feasibility of this though, so sorry if it is nonsense.
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