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VBS - If registry key exisits then delete it

Posted on 2008-06-13
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I need the following in a VBS file that if the key exists then delete it or move on.

Thanks.
' Delete Reg Key
 
 
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
key1 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDRFRAME"
WshShell.RegDelete key1 & "\"

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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you could just "delete" it, and ignore the error if any occurs due to the fact that it does not exist:
 
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
key1 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDRFRAME"
on error resume next
WshShell.RegDelete key1 & "\"

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Fast and accurate with information.  Thanks.
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