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Windows 7: Registry keys not identified

22 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 32 bit
Registry keys not identified

Hello All,
I have been trying to create a registry entry which my Script searches for and performs a certain action upon successfully identifying it.
Say XYZ is the key I am creating. XYZ also has a subkey making it
Now I am adding a string value to ABC as say LMN which has a value data in it as say 123.
Now my Script searches for the presence of '123' in this path
HKLM/Software/XYZ/ABC. Upon finding it and verifying, it performs a pre-programmed action.
All this works fine on 32 bit version of Win7.
But, in Win7 64 bit, it is not being identified. For that matter no key under HKLM/Software is being recognised, except for the keys under HKLM/Software/WOW6432node.
Please help me here.
How can I make those keys under Software visible and actively recognizable.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

I just created the keys you described manually then exported it as XYZ.reg and this is what it looks like:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



I then deleted the XYZ key and verified it was gone, then right clicked on the XYZ.reg file and selected Merge, then verified it was again in the registry.

Not sure how you are doing this but a .reg file might be the way to go.
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