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Can QSettings write to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE?

  • I want to make my program start at windows startup.

    @QSettings settings("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", QSettings::NativeFormat);
    settings.setvalue blablabla@

    works like a charm! but if i change it to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    QSettings: failed to set subkey "AppName":

    I have read that

    bq. Writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE requires administrator privileges, writing to HKEY_CURRENT_USER does not. For windows xp does not matter.

    So how do i give admin privilages to qsettings?

  • Are you runnig your application as administrator? Hint: right click run as administrator.

    IMHO it woulkd be better to copy a shortcut to the Startup folder of the current user. You can create the shortcut with QFile::link() and you can query the startup folder from an enviromental variable.

  • Xmm running as admin the exe file will let qsettings to write at local machine.

    Actually it writes it at
    automatically because i am on 64 bit.

    But this is not exactly what i wanted to ask. I reformed my question here:

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