I'm writing a little applet that basically tells you when Windows was installed. There is a REG_DWORD in Windows that gives you this. It's basically a value that is the # of seconds from 1970.
The location is: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\InstallDate"
So if I run this in AutoIT, I should get the value displayed within the msgbox:
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "InstallDate Test", RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion", "InstallDate"))
However, what happens is it always returns a value of "0" I tried this on several machines (Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10).
Am I missing something? If I manually view this REG_DWORD with RegEdit, it shows me the HEX value, or I can view the Decimal value. I don't care which value AutoIT reads, as I can always convert back and forth, but I just don't see why it can't read a value from this REG_DWORD. As a test, I've read other REG_DWORD values, and with most it doesn't return any value, not even a 0.
Please, even if you guys have some other (perhaps better) way to read the Windows install date, I would still like to find a resolution to this problem, because I want to understand why I am having so much difficulty with reading REG_DWORD values from the Windows Registry with AutoIT.
Thanks for any help!
So I just got a new computer, and instantly went and installed Autoit onto it. I selected run script as default action when clicking on an au3 file, however every time I do this it opens the script in the editor. I can from there run the script no problem.
I've tried reinstalling and checking the settings by hitting "Ctrl+1" and have confirmed it is set to run, but yet it just continues to open in the editor.
Any ideas why this is happening or how to solve?
New system is windows 10, old was windows 7
Hi. I can open the editor with out problems but I can not compile because it is placed on another partition diferent from C.
Can you provide an update of this bug?
This is a tool to back up/export current settings in the group policy, or to import.
The export button simply exports the group policies to a folder with a random name.
The import prompts for a folder selection, and then tries to import the policy present in that folder.
I made this because i found it was the most reliable and simpler way of doing it, now i just saved the exported folder, renamed it, and when i install windows again i just
import the folder and all settings are placed.
I need help inserting these keys and values to registry
Still can't figure out how...