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Akshay07

I am trying to replace an existing registry value (which is a string) by another one.

The following doesn't work, any idea why ?

RegWrite("KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001", "UserInit", "REG_SZ", $modifiedValue)

Thanks

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JLogan3o13

As always, the help file is your friend. RegWrite returns a number of values to show you just went wrong, have you tried any of them? Something simple like:

RegWrite("KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001", "UserInit", "REG_SZ", $modifiedValue)
MsgBox(0, "", @error)
Edited by JLogan3o13

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Akshay07

Thanks guys, I am still not used to check @error.

It returns 2, which is "unable to open requested main key"

If I make the change from DOS using "reg add", I have no problem.

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LarryDalooza

#requireadmin ... and I am not a big fan of people asking how to change this key value as it is known to be a virus creator's favorite...

Lar.


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BrewManNH

You also might try using HKEY instead of KEY. :)


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BrewManNH

I knew it was most probably a stupid mistake, but I did not think it was that stupid ! How could I miss that ?

Thanks man !

Edited by Akshay07

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JLogan3o13

Worse yet I broke my own rule and copied code instead of writing it out myself.


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BrewManNH

Because registry keys are already so long, it's usually easier for me to just use HKLM or HKCU instead of typing out the whole thing. You'll also notice right away if you've missed a letter, because it's easier to see it.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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aleph01

Well, we all do stupid things from time to time, but that doesn't mean we're stupid. Besides, I really like your signature, JLogan3o13.


Meds.  They're not just for breakfast anymore. :'(

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