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Microsoft Windows Me: Full Retail vs. MSDN (TTID #23)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 20,568 /  Created: January 1, 2001
You are not prompted for a Product Key when installing the MSDN version so you have no choice but to use the one provided.

<begin cd compare>
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Differences between the Full Retail and MSDN Version
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Windows Me Retail version MSDN
.\win9x\msbatch.inf (only on MSDN)
   ; MSBATCH.INF
   ;
   ; Copyright (c) 1995-2000 Microsoft Corporation.
   ; All rights reserved.
   ;

   [BatchSetup]
   Version=3.0 (32-bit)
   SaveDate=06/08/2000

   [Version]
   Signature = "$CHICAGO$"

   [Setup]
   ProductKey="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
   (Note: TACKtech X'd out the above Product Key)

.\win9x\precopy1.cab
   setupx.dll (different/same time)
      Hex Offset 000A7B69 - 30 (Retail) 31 (MSDN)
   suwin.exe different in blanks only
      Hex Offset 0006B4F8 - 30 (Retail) 31 (MSDN)
   win9x\w9xsetup.bin    (different/same time)
      Hex Offset 000223C2 - 30 (Retail) 31 (MSDN)
      Hex Offset 000223C3 - 31 (Retail) 31 (MSDN)

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