Registered User

Windows 98/Me/2000

Changes the value of the registry key that displays the username in most Help - About boxes (and on the General tab of System Properties) in Windows


Registered organisation

Windows 98/Me/2000

Changes the value of the registry key that displays the organisation in most Help - About boxes (and on the General tab of System Properties) in Windows


Name for MS software setup

Windows 98

This is the default username used by Microsoft most software. If you install Microsoft software, this name will be presented as default name.


Company for MS software setup

Windows 98

This is the default company name used by Microsoft most software. If you install Microsoft software, this name will be presented as default company name.


Windows installation files

Windows 98/Me/2000

Changes the value of the registry key that points Windows to its installation files.

If you added a hard drive after having installed Windows (from CD-ROM), chances are that the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive has changed. If Windows needs to install new files from the CD-ROM, you will have to (manually) point it to the right drive. Now you can set the new value in your registry, and Windows will not bother you again!

You can also use this feature to point to a drive/path location on a hard drive. Just copy all the Windows installation files to a hard drive (e.g. D:\WININSTALL\) and change the Source Path to point to this directory.

To change the Source Path, just press the Windows installation files button, you will be presented with a Browse for Folder window, what you can use to select the folder where you copied your installation files.

This has the benefit that installing from a hard drive works faster than from a CD-ROM drive. In addition, whenever you add or remove Windows components (using the Windows Setup tab of Add/Remove programs), Windows will automatically access the installation files from the hard drive without prompting you for the correct drive and without prompting you to insert the Windows CD-ROM.

Tip: It is best to copy the installation files to a different hard drive than the drive that holds your operating system. If, in any event, you have to reformat the drive that holds the OS, you will still have your installation files safely on a second drive. In addition, this will save you the trouble of installing drivers to access the CD-ROM drive, since Windows does not need the CD-ROM drive during installation from hard drive.


Settings

Save window position on exit

The "Save window position on exit" check box enables you to let TTW remember it's window position, so that when you start the program the next time, it will open in the same position as it was closed before.


Do not display exit warning for unapplied changes

The "Do not display exit warning for unapplied changes" check box lets you disable the warning you'll receive when you attempt to exit from the program, but you have made changes without pressing the "Apply" button. If you make changes, and exit the program without pressing the "Apply" button, any changes you have made will be lost!


Display warnings (except exit warning)

Here you can set the level of warnings TTW will give you for certain settings.


Button labels

Here you can choose how you want the buttons at the left hand side of the program window to be displayed. Choices are Text only, Icon only and Text and Icon.


Display warnings (except exit warning)

Here you can set the level of warnings TTW will give you for certain settings.


TTW Registration

Here you enter your Name and Registration code when you register TTW. For help with registering TTXP, please read: How to register.


TTW Password

If enabled, TTW can only be accessed by authorised users (who have the password). To enable password protection, select the check box password protect TTW. You will notice that the cursor will be in the New password box. Type your password. After you have typed your password, you'll need to confirm it by typing it a second time in the box Confirm new password. Press OK and the password protection will be enabled.

When TTW is started with password enabled, no operations are possible before the correct password is entered in the Enter password box.

Should you forget your password, fill in a Support Request form.

Please note that we will only process your request if we can determine that you are a registered user. (Include your customer or order number. These numbers can be found in the e-mail you received when you registered the product).


Information

Here you'll find miscellaneous information obtained from the Windows registry. You can copy information from the boxes, to use it in other applications.


WinVer

Windows 98/Me/2000

Every day I see several people ask how to determine which version of Windows 95 they are running. The main problem is that Windows 95 itself does not clearly indicate this. In addition, Windows contains a lot of conflicting information.

For instance, the original OSR2.1 version (yes, there are two different versions of OSR2.1) of Windows 95 shows 4 different version numbers depending on where you look:

4.00.950 B (System Properties) 4.00.1111 (VER command from a DOS window) 4.00.1212 B (Update Information Tool (QFEcheck.exe)) 4.03.1212 B (Version information in the registry)

In addition, some of these numbers are the same as those displayed by different versions of Windows 95...

WinVer is the easiest way of determining which version of Windows 95 you are running. WinVer distinguishes between the following versions of Windows 95 (listed from oldest to newest):

Windows 95 Original Version Windows 95 OSR1 (Windows 95 Original Version plus Service Pack 1) Windows 95 OSR2 Windows 95 OSR2.1 Original (version 4.03.1212) Windows 95 OSR2.1 QFE (version 4.03.1214) Windows 95 OSR2.5 without USB support Windows 95 OSR2.5

The information displayed by WinVer can be saved to a text file by clicking the Save info button.

Although originally meant for Windows 95 only (it was originally called Win95Ver), WinVer also recognises Windows 98 (both Original Version and Second Edition) and Windows NT. In the case of Windows NT, Win9xNTVer will also distinguish between Server and Workstation, between Service Packs, and between Windows NT 5.0 (Windows 2000) betas.

In the case of Windows 2000, please note that at some point in between betas 2 and 3, Microsoft decided to change this productís name from "Windows NT 5.0" to "Windows 2000". When using WinVer, this means that all builds before build number 2000 (which includes beta 2) will beidentified as "Windows NT 5.0", while all builds starting with build number 2000 (which includes beta 3) will be identified as "Windows 2000". Also note that with Windows 2000, "Workstation" has been renamed to "Professional".

For some of the items it displays, WinVer may not be able to retrieve the information; it will display "<Unable to get information>" for those items. Please realise that it is normal that WinVer cannot get some of the information, because some items only apply to certain operating systems. Depending on the operating system, different items will display the "<Unable to get information>" message.

Unrecognised versions of Windows 95

Quite a few people have accidentally installed Service Pack 1 on OSR2 (or higher) systems. I say "accidentally" because you should not install Service Pack 1 on OSR2 or higher!!! WinVer will report these "versions" of Windows 95 as unrecognised. The most common case is that Service Pack 1 was installed on OSR2; in this case, the information displayed by WinVer will read as follows:

Information from the registry: Version: Windows 95 Version number: 4.00.1111a Product type: <Unable to get information> Information from Windows itself: Platform ID: WIN32_WINDOWS Version: 4.00 Build: 4.00.1111

We think (but have not actually tried it) that Service Pack 1 is smart enough to not replace newer versions of files with older ones. If you happened to install Service Pack 1 on OSR2 or higher, then use the table below to check if you still have the correct versions of the files that come with Service Pack 1. For each of these files, choose Properties, go to the Version tab, and look at the number displayed for File version. If a version number for a file currently on your computer is lower than listed here, you have to extract the correct version from the .CAB files on your Windows 95 CD. If a version number for a file currently on your computer is the same or higher than listed here, then leave that file alone. The table below assumes you have Windows 95 installed in the C:\WINDOWS directory; adjust if necessary.

4.00.951 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\COMDLG32.DLL 4.00.953 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LPT.VXD 4.00.952 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSPWL32.DLL 4.00.951 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NWSERVER.VXD 2.1 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\OLE32.DLL 4.40.311 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SAGE.DLL 4.00.1111 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL 4.00.1111 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VREDIR.VXD 4.00.1111 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VSERVER.VXD

Finally, to have the system identify itself correctly once again (so that WinVer will recognise it and so that the System Properties show the correct version), go to the following location in the registry (only do this if you accidentally installed Service Pack 1 on OSR2 or higher!!!):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion

and set the string SubVersionNumber to the value " B". Note that there is a space before the B. Those who installed Service Pack 1 on OSR2.5 should set the string SubVersionNumber to the value " C" (again, note the leading space) instead.

Note: It is normal that you see <Unable to get information> for the Product type under the Information from the registry. The Product type is only displayed for Windows NT.

Windows 2000 doesn't have Version and Version number information available in the registry.