troubleshooting Question

check for adobe reader on 64 bit system.....

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NettieCrossFlag for United States of America asked on
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Check out this code, which works great, but uses the specific "Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKrey" namespace - I need thos code to also search for adobe on a 64 bit machine, anyone know how to modify this for 64 bit:

Public Sub IsAdobeInstalled()
        'the best way to find adobe when so many versions are out there, and adobe uses a new folder for each version
        'is to use the registry to see if adobe sits in the current users software keys
        Dim regKey As Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey
        regKey = My.Computer.Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("Software\Adobe", False)
        Dim paths() As String = regKey.GetSubKeyNames
        Dim path As String
        Dim installed As Boolean = False
        For Each path In paths
            If path = "Acrobat" Then
                installed = True
                'MsgBox("Adobe Reader is installed")
            End If
        If installed Then
            If MessageBox.Show("Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed, would you like to install now?", "Acrobat Reader", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo, MessageBoxIcon.Question) = Windows.Forms.DialogResult.Yes Then
            End If
        End If
    End Sub

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