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[Windows users] App to check hardware compatibility


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If you use Windows and want to check if your hardware is compatible with Mac OS X, check this app, it gets the IDs of your PCI devices from registry and checks if they are compatible.

Posted Image

The app was written by El Coniglio and uses a database generated with contributions by users of the Mac OS version.

Download: System_Info.zip ( 375.16K )

Icon meaning:
  • Posted Image - device was reported as working;
  • Posted Image - device was not reported, but devices in this class are not usually reported;
  • Posted Image - device was not reported, and devices in this class are usually reported.
Requires Java JRE to run.

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Valeu

Mt obrigado, novamente!

Thanks

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Many thanks, this will be very usable.

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its amazing

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not working for me, i have java jre installed..
error says could not find the main class: kexts.KextsApp. program will exit.

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not working for me, i have java jre installed..
error says could not find the main class: kexts.KextsApp. program will exit.


You have to extract the "lib" directory and the .exe, the .exe alone will produce this message. If the package you download didn't contain a directory inside, please download it again, when I first uploaded it yesterday I forgot about the libs, but it is fixed.

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@Shockre: Download again and it should work, same thing happened to me.

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what does a smiling smily mean (as supposed to a green checkmark)? My guess: checkmark = o.o.t.box, laughing smily = with additional files (kexts, FWs etc.)?

Thanks, app's looking good.

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cheers for this, It just confirmed what i suspected, got a load of green ticks 1 smiley face and 1 sad face which is for my graphics card, so no osx on this laptop. :D

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Shows the ATI x1800 as not working even though it does. But everything else was shown correctly.

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cheers for this, It just confirmed what i suspected, got a load of green ticks 1 smiley face and 1 sad face which is for my graphics card, so no osx on this laptop. :P

Raz

It doesn't mean 100% that the graphics card isn't compatible, just that nobody sent the info that it's working, like the case below.

Shows the ATI x1800 as not working even though it does. But everything else was shown correctly.

If you have it working, please send the information using the Mac OS version of the app, so other users will know it works.

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Hi,

very useful program =)

Is it possible to add a small label/listbox which tells the user which release might work?

It would be very helpful if the program tells you what u need to install/add etc in order to make your osx86 work properly.

And perhaps some small hints if device not compatible is a showstopper or not.

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Wow thanks for the post....it really helped me figure what i needed to get my install on the way.

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Is it possible to add a small label/listbox which tells the user which release might work?

It would be very helpful if the program tells you what u need to install/add etc in order to make your osx86 work properly.


In the next release it will tell the user which kext name/version(s) were used by the users who reported the device as working.

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Hmmm, not having any luck with this program. Extracted and ran it on XP Pro, but the content window is blank. Pentium 2.8 with some Dell-based scoket 478 board. There's no hardware listed at all. Is there something that I'm doing wrong?

Cheers.

EDIT: Just found out (family's computer, not my system) that it's only got SP3 installed. Before I bother to back up documents and install it, could that be the problem?

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Hmmm, not having any luck with this program. Extracted and ran it on XP Pro, but the content window is blank. Pentium 2.8 with some Dell-based scoket 478 board. There's no hardware listed at all. Is there something that I'm doing wrong?


The "device pattern" in your system isn't reconigzed by the program, I just tested on a XP and windows7, but if you provide me a "reg dump" I can add the pattern to fit it. Here is the command

reg query hklm\system\currentcontrolset\enum\pci /s > dump.txt


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Nice program since I want to install mac os x on my notebook this is very usefull. But the green checkers are ok what does smile mean ? is a sad face a no go ?

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Green check means users reported working kexts related to that device.

Happy face means there are no related kexts, but there isn't much data about that device class in database.

Sad face means no related kexts, and plenty of data about that device class in database (it doesn't mean 100% the device isn't compatible, just that nobody sent info that it's working).

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Looks like my rig's been given the all-clear, now I just need to get it booting.

I'll post the reg dump of the other computer when I get the chance.

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thanks for the great program! I'm sure this will only get better and better. I will add it to my thumb drive for easy checking.





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