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    Registry entry not returned

    The code has been in use in this database for well over a decade but is now a problem but only on some machines The code is currently running on 2010 and 2013.
    --test code with the problem value--
    Private Sub Command2_Click()
      Me!Text0 = Mid(RegKeyRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network\P\RemotePath"), 22)
      Me!Text3 = RegKeyRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOwner")
      Me!Text4 = RegKeyRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOrganization")
    End Sub
    Function RegKeyRead(i_RegKey As String) As String
      Dim myWS As Object
      On Error Resume Next
      Set myWS = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      RegKeyRead = myWS.RegRead(i_RegKey)
    End Function
    There are 10 computers using this database, most of them on runtime versions of Access 2010. Four computers were just updated to Windows 7 and now two of them won't run because this code fails.

    The first two registry calls return the correct values, the third returns an empty string even though there is a valid entry in the registry (we tried several).

    Any thoughts as to the source of the problem will be appreciated.
    Last edited by RetiredGeek; 2014-06-22 at 06:17. Reason: Added Code Tags

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    I'm surprised either of your 2nd & 3rd parameters return anything with 'Microsoft\ Windows NT\' - it should be 'Microsoft\Windows NT\'. FWIW, with that fixed, both of those parameters report correctly on my Win 7 system.

    Paul Edstein
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    Note Paul responded before I added the Code tags. The lounge has a bad habit of adding spaces to long strings if not included in Code or NoParse tags. HTH
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