Microsoft up to its old tricks – checks for Wine and fails if it finds it

It appears that Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, this time checking for Wine, the open source implementation of the Win32 API, and failing under certain conditions.

It’s not even like they pretend that this is a check for pirate software, they specifically look for the registry key:


SOFTWARE\Wine\Wine\Config

which only Wine has, it doesn’t exist in MS Windows at all!

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