vb2005 program does not work on windows 8

Posted on 2014-07-10
Last Modified: 2014-07-11
A program made on vb2005 does not work on windows 8. Error message is 'registry \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions access denied.' .
What is the problem?
Question by:HFunakawa
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    Expert Comment

    The user account under which you run this program has not the permissions to read this key. Without testing, this maybe also a problem when the does not exist.

    So use regedit to check whether the key exists and check the permissions on it.
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    Accepted Solution

    You probably have to "Run as Admin" or actually be an admin to get access.

    Author Closing Comment

    I tried "Run as Admin", and it worked! Thank you for your swift answer.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Dave Baldwin
    You're welcome.  It's all part of the "increased security" with Windows 7 and 8.

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