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 PostPost subject: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:07 pm 
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How can I change my Windows build number?
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I want to change my Whistler build number 2526 to 2600

Does anyone know how to do it?

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:00 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:26 pm 
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What do you mean by Imagecfg?

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:54 pm 
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What do you mean by Imagecfg?


Download imagecfg.exe x86 from Google. Open ntoskrnl, ntkrpamp.exe and other kernels in imagecfg and change the build number. Then open win32k.sys through imagecfg and change build too (if there is no win32k.sys it's ok).

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:56 pm 
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How many other kernels are there?
You have mentioned ntoskrnl, ntkrpamp.exe and win32k.sys, but which others are there?

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:22 pm 
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WindowsBetalovr wrote:
How many other kernels are there?
You have mentioned ntoskrnl, ntkrpamp.exe and win32k.sys, but which others are there?


All that starts with ntoskr*.exe or ntkr*.exe

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:05 pm 
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I don't know how to change them with imagecfg, can I please get some help
And another thing, can I use Resource Hacker instead?

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:01 pm 
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Using Resource Hacker won't accomplish anything, other than cosmetics...

You need to modify NtBuildNumber, he is export of ntoskrnl (data) -- I attach example of how to do so using driver, in some basic assembly language.

http://fyyre.l2-fashion.de/other/NtBuildNumber.asm

or... load ntoskrnl.exe into disasm such as IDA, find offset of NtBuildNumber, change with hex editor, now fix checksum on ntoskrnl.exe (system files require valid checksum), you may do this using say CFF_Explorer or LordPE.

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:08 pm 
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Fyyre wrote:
Using Resource Hacker won't accomplish anything, other than cosmetics...

You need to modify NtBuildNumber, he is export of ntoskrnl (data) -- I attach example of how to do so using driver, in some basic assembly language.

http://fyyre.l2-fashion.de/other/NtBuildNumber.asm

or... load ntoskrnl.exe into disasm such as IDA, find offset of NtBuildNumber, change with hex editor, now fix checksum on ntoskrnl.exe (system files require valid checksum), you may do this using say CFF_Explorer or LordPE.

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Oh man... No need for that... Easier to just use imagecfg with -b string...

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:09 am 
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Pwned wrote:
Oh man... No need for that... Easier to just use imagecfg with -b string...


Work on ntoskrnl with digital signature?

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Fyyre wrote:
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Oh man... No need for that... Easier to just use imagecfg with -b string...


Work on ntoskrnl with digital signature?


Works on XP's ntoskrnl, which has NO digital signature.

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:36 pm 
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Will this work with Windows 7 too? And if so do I use it "imagecfg -b 7600.16835"?

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Go to : start --> regedit.exe then open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then Software then Microsoft then Windows NT then click on Current Version now you can chane the version (eg. Windows XP to Windows Vista or Windows Pirated Edition ect.) or Service Pack! Enjoy!


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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:08 am 
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those settings will revert to old ones after reboot of an OS
and SP number can't be changed via reg

atleast not on XP SP3

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:54 pm 
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If you want to change the build number in Winver just ResHack shell32.dll

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:02 pm 
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why modify system file if you can do it via registry safe ?

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:15 pm 
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How can i change the version number of all system files?
I'm using XP now and the version number like this:
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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:13 am 
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Suumpmolk wrote:
why modify system file if you can do it via registry safe ?

Doing it via registry is impossible - after restart it go to its previous status (with 2600 build number)

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i didn't see anywhere in shell32 where it even has anything related
to build numbers, except for file itself which is useless

care to show ?

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Suumpmolk wrote:
i didn't see anywhere in shell32 where it even has anything related
to build numbers, except for file itself which is useless

care to show ?

You need ResHack. Open shell32.dll and find resource named "String Table", open 4th folder and edit resource 60
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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:55 pm 
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registry overrides it :P
already tried it on clean XP

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:27 am 
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Suumpmolk wrote:
registry overrides it :P
already tried it on clean XP

You should save it in another folder (My documents etc.), do as I said, boot from DOS bootdisk (no bootdisk done from Windows) and replace the file in system32 with modified one. For me it works.
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Registry (and Windows) can't edit .dll files.

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 PostPost subject: Re: How can I change my Windows build number?        Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:55 pm 
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its not in shell32 anyway

registry + win32k.sys + sysdm.cpl are answer

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