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Macromedia flash determine windows ver or read registry

is it possible to read a value from the registry through macromedia flash mX?

 i would just like to determine the windows version the user is operating on
 
 
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jxharding
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MikehdCommented:
You don't need to read the registry settings, don't think you can...

As long as the swf will be used in a browser you can use javascript to detect the windows version and send it in to flash.

<script>
if (navigator.appVersion.toLowerCase().indexOf("windows nt 5.1") != -1){
      myOs = "windows XP"
} else if (navigator.appVersion.toLowerCase().indexOf("windows nt 4") != -1){
myOs = "windows NT"
}
ect...
</script>
You'll have to get all the correct appVersions to search for, but a google search should work.
I found this page:
http://www.mozilla.org/docs/web-developer/sniffer/browser_type.html

Then send the variable in the swf, to do this you have to write the flash stuff with javascript:

 document.write("<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE=\"getWindowVersion.swf?myFlashOsVar=\" + myOs "\">"

add the ?myFlashOsVar=\" + myOs "\" in the embed tag also

Does this make sense?

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