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Using Linux to determine version of Windows

This is an odd question and I didn't really know what category it fits. I just installed Ubuntu 12.10. During the installation process, the screen informed me that Windows 7 was installed in a particular partition.

I'm just wondering how this was accomplished. Using 'fdisk -l' will indicate NTFS partitions but does not give specifics of the Windows version.
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The installer probably mounts the NTFS partition that is marked bootable and uses heuristics to determine the version of Windows is installed.
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