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Posted on 2011-03-17
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Itrying to  have my registration checker will be looking in registry :
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SEMS\
for key:
Expiration
value in format:
MM/DD/YYYY
(month/day can be 1 or 2 characters in length, year will always be 4)

then warns you if you are <60 days from expiration and has a different message for last day usable.

If not online, use computer clock - if online get online time and update "last time online" to current date. (also in format MM/DD/YYYY)

This is the code I am trying to modify

aReg = ConnectRegistry(None,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SEMS\)
I keep getting a syntax error

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from _winreg import *

print r"*** Reading from SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ***"
aReg = ConnectRegistry(None,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE)

aKey = OpenKey(aReg, r"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run") 
for i in range(1024):                                           
    try:
        n,v,t = EnumValue(aKey,i)
        print i, n, v, t
    except EnvironmentError:                                               
        print "You have",i," tasks starting at logon..."
        break          
CloseKey(aKey) 

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Question by:dolamitejenkins
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The ConnectRegistry function is looking for the root registry handle to open (e.g,. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_CURRENT_USER).  It's not looking for the actual key that you want to work with.  That key is specified in the OpenKey call.

from _winreg import *

aReg = ConnectRegistry(None,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE)
aKey = OpenKey(aReg, r"SOFTWARE\SEMS")
expiration = QueryValueEx(aKey, "Expiration")
print expiration
CloseKey(aKey)

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