Cannot Install Programs on Portuguese Brazilian Windows 95

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SYMPTOMS

When you run the Setup program for any of the products listed above on Portuguese Brazilian Windows 95 version 4.00.950 or 4.00.950a, you may receive the following error message and Setup may then end:
This product ships with the matching localized language version of Service Pack 3 for Windows NT 4. The localized version of your installed windows Operating system does not match the localized language version of this product. We recommend that you quit setup and install service pack 3 for Windows NT 4 from another source. You may find it at http://www.microsoft.com. Re-rerun Setup after applying the service pack and rebooting your PC.

CAUSE

The Setup programs for the programs listed above check the operating system version in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\VersionNumber
In Portuguese Brazilian Windows 95 version 4.00.950 or 4.00.950a, the key value is "4.00.722." The Setup programs require version 4.00.950 or later.

RESOLUTION

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, change the VersionNumber value in the following registry key from "4.00.722" to "4.00.950":
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

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Article ID: 228494 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Enterprise Edition
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