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I am try yo make my application autostart when windows start. It works fine on windows XP but gives me error "Attempt to perform an unauthorized operation" on Windows 7 Professional 64B, Window Vista Ultimate 32B and Window Vista Business 32B

I am using below code:

      Dim regKey As RegistryKey
      regKey = Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", True)

      If MyAppsCheckBox.Checked = true Then
        regKey.SetValue("MyApp", Application.ExecutablePath.ToString())
        regKey.DeleteValue("MyApp", True)
      End If
    Catch ex As Exception
    End Try

I am unable to find the solution for above problem.
Please help

1 solution

Windows 7 uses User Account Control and will not allow you to write to the registry unless you run the program as an administrator.

The other option you have is to use an 'Elevated' manifest file - read more about this approach here[^].
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Wendelius 19-Dec-11 0:36am    
5'd. Also, good link
Abhinav S 19-Dec-11 0:40am    
Thank you Mika.
kals84 19-Dec-11 0:42am    
I am logged in with administrator and my program is running under administrator privilege.

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