windir in Windows Xp and Windows 7

By Perry

The windir root has been changed from Windows Xp to Window 7. We were using C:\WINNT in Windows 7 and it has changed to C:\Windows in Windows 7 that leads to make changes in configuration files for our applications.

The simple solution would be to user %windir% environment variable to get the windows root directory. This will be compatible to both Windows Xp and Windows 7.

From C# .NET user, Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("windir") to get the windows root.

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See http://www.eggheadcafe.com/sample-code/Windows7/e53b9d81-c025-4e41-a45c-f22214221c53/windows-7-uac-user-accou.aspx for UAC concept details. This shows how to disable it.
There is a change in security mode from Windows Xp to Windows 7. UAC is one of the changes.
The windir root has been changed from Windows Xp to Window 7. We were using C:\WINNT in Windows 7 and it has changed to C:\Windows in Windows 7 that leads to make changes in configuration files for our applications.
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