TRegistry.ReadString() and 64-bit OS

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Subject: TRegistry.ReadString() and 64-bit OS
Posted by:  Jon E. Scott (NOSPAMsuppo…@blueorbsoft.comNOSPAM)
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006

Using Delphi 7.1.

I just noticed that when using TRegistry on 64-bit OS to read values from
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software, it seems the TRegistry.Read* calls read values
from the Wow6432Node tree .  I understand that since this is a 32-bit app,
the OS will force it to read/write to that key instead of the original
64-bit key.  Since this is a system information app, I *need* to get values
from the real tree, not from Wow6432Node.  How does one force TRegistry to
read from the correct place?  I even tried RegOpenKeyEx() and
RegQueryValueEx() to no avail.

Jon E. Scott
Blue Orb Software