Sunday, 27 January 2013

Get operating system name using c#/VB.NET

Get operating system name using c#/Vb.NET

Add namespace Microsoft.Win32
        void GetWindowsPlatform()
        {
            OperatingSystem os=System.Environment.OSVersion;
            Console.WriteLine("OS Platform: {0}",os.Platform);
            Console.WriteLine("OS Service Pack: {0}",os.ServicePack);
            Console.WriteLine("OS Version: {0}",os.VersionString);
            String subKey = @"SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion";
            RegistryKey key = Registry.LocalMachine;
            RegistryKey skey = key.OpenSubKey(subKey);
            Console.WriteLine("OS Name: {0}",skey.GetValue("ProductName"));
}
 for getting  Operating System Friendly Name for 32-bit & 64-bit  registry keys

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion  -->32-bit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion -->64-bit

OUTPUT

OS Platform: Win32NT
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
OS Name: Windows 7 Home Basic
 

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