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Trouble with RegRead

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kalzanth

Hi I'm new to auto it and scripting in general. I can't get RegRead to work, right now I'm trying to just get the key to read properly.

$var = RegRead ( "(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup", "Installation Sources")
MsgBox (0, "", "The registry key is" &$var )

Essentially I'm trying to build a small script that will set the installation source to a single specific folder. But it won't even tell me what's there currently. Boo. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!

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GEOSoft

Could be a few reasons. Run this instead.

$var = RegRead ( "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup", "Installation Sources")
MsgBox (0, "", "The registry key is" &$var & @CRLF & "Error Returned: " & @Error)
Edited by GEOSoft

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ripdad

You have a typo:

RegRead ( "(HKEY

Try this:

$var = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup", "Installation Sources")
MsgBox (0, "", "Installation Sources: " & @CRLF & @CRLF & $var )

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kalzanth

You have a typo:

RegRead ( "(HKEY

Try this:

$var = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup", "Installation Sources")
MsgBox (0, "", "Installation Sources: " & @CRLF & @CRLF & $var )

Thank you very much! It always seems something simple like that and despite looking over it 40 times I still missed it.

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