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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.

 

systeminfowin.png

 

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:

  • checkq.png - device was reported as working;
  • positive.png - device was not reported, but devices in this class are not usually reported;
  • negative.png - device was not reported, and devices in this class are usually reported.

Requires Java JRE to run.

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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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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

 

Raz

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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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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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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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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

 

I have a similar problem, only one device shows up. The reg.exe dump gave me an error saying "More data is available", so I've exported the keys with regedit.exe in the attached txt file.

dump0.txt

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I have a similar problem, only one device shows up. The reg.exe dump gave me an error saying "More data is available", so I've exported the keys with regedit.exe in the attached txt file.

 

Hey hurleytom, thank you for reporting the error. I was looking for an alternative, maybe a parameter to reg.exe to make a bigger buffer, but there is no option related to this.

 

It seems to be an reg.exe issue for vista, there is a hotfix for it. I don't really know it this will work since I don't have any computers with vista installed and never faced this error. Take a look at this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942309

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nice program!!

one question....

and when it show the smile?

 

10de;nVidia Corporation;0759;MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE;Mass storage controller;IDE interface

 

10de;nVidia Corporation;0ad0;MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SATA Controller (non-AHCI mode);Mass storage controller;IDE interface

 

in this kind of components it show ;) What does this mean?

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Hey hurleytom, thank you for reporting the error. I was looking for an alternative, maybe a parameter to reg.exe to make a bigger buffer, but there is no option related to this.

 

It seems to be an reg.exe issue for vista, there is a hotfix for it. I don't really know it this will work since I don't have any computers with vista installed and never faced this error. Take a look at this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942309

 

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your opinion of Vista!) I'm getting the reg.exe error while using XP. There doesn't appear to be a hotfix available for XP at present.

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Attempted to use this program on Windows 7, it lists all my hardware fine, but when i run the "check hardware compatibility" it runs for a few minutes and then does nothing - no smilies or anything.

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