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    Default Unable to detect OS name

    I have installed the Windows 7 on my PC. When i tried to get the

    OS name using java (jre 1.6), i am getting OS name as Windows

    vista. This makes problems for me as i badly need the OS name

    programmatically for my application to run. So, i want to know

    anything i need to do get the exact OS name.

    Actually, i have to set one value as "false" in my application if

    OS is Windows 7 else "true". This has to done at runtime.

    I am trying to get OS name with following statement:

    String os = System.getProperty("os.name");
    System.out.println("OS: "+os);

    This code give OS name as "Wndows Vista" instaed it should give

    "Windows 7".
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Do you have the latest update, JRE 1.6_17?

    Also, from a bug report I saw, it seems that the OS version can be used.

    Java Code:
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    	System.out.println("OS: " + System.getProperty("os.name"));
    	System.out.println("Version: " + System.getProperty("os.version"));
    }

    I'm running Windows Vista, and I get the following output:

    Java Code:
    OS: Windows Vista
    Version: 6.0

    It seems that in Windows 7, the Version is 6.1. So, you could check the version. If it's Vista with version 6.0, then it's Vista; if it has version 6.1, it's Windows 7.
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