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Hi. My program saves Form location values to HKCU in the registry. That works fine with an admin account, but works intermittently with a Limited account. I used to believe that a Limited account can read and write without any special permissions. Here is my code: (Sorry i don't know how to properly attach the code)

to write:

My.Computer.Registry.CurrentUser.CreateSubKey("Test")
My.Computer.Registry.SetValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Test","x",me.left)
My.Computer.Registry.SetValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Test","y",me.top)


to read:

dim xleft,yleft as string

xleft = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Test", "x", nothing)
yleft = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Test", "y", nothing)
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Updated 13-Jan-15 1:20am
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vbGoof 13-Jan-15 10:16am    
Ok thanks, i guess i'll just have to write to a file. Before i updated my windows 7, it worked just fine.Thanx

1 solution

A limited account will need permissions to registry to read and to write.
If you do not have permissions, there is no way you can bypass these permissions and read the registry.
 
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