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Check Windows version then echo registry settings

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Hi All,

I need to check which version of windows is running first then I need to check registry settings and echo what is the current setting.

After that I need to be able to change it through a input box and verify that the change has taken place.

Can anyone please help. I have not been able to figure it out.

Thanks,
Vicki
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Not sure exactly what the workflow is, so I'll give you some snippets that you can put together.

This will return the installed OS:
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\"  & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colOperatingSystems = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")
For Each objOperatingSystem in colOperatingSystems
    Wscript.Echo objOperatingSystem.Caption & "  " & objOperatingSystem.Version
Next

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This will return the value of a registry key:
Const HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT 	= &H80000000
Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER 	= &H80000001
Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE 	= &H80000002
Const HKEY_USERS 		= &H80000003
Const HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG 	= &H80000005
strComputer = "."
Set objRegistry = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "Software\YourSoftware\Settings"
strValueName = "Setting"
objRegistry.GetStringValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, strValueName, strValue
Wscript.Echo strValue

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This will change a value of a registry key based on inputbox:
Const HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT 	= &H80000000
Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER 	= &H80000001
Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE 	= &H80000002
Const HKEY_USERS 		= &H80000003
Const HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG 	= &H80000005
strComputer = "."
Set objRegistry = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "Software\YourSoftware\Settings"
strValueName = Inputbox("Enter New Value.")
objRegistry.SetStringValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, strValueName, strValue
Wscript.Echo strValue

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Note:
In the objRegistry.SetStringValue line change HKEY_CURRENT_USER to match the hive containing your key.
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by:Vicki05
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Hi MacroShadow,


I will try to use the solution you provided.


Thanks a lot.
Vicki.
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You're welcome.
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