Command Prompt for Windows




Command SETREG

Function:

Set or delete a value for the specified hkey in the System Registry.

Syntax:

SETREG hkey [name=[value type]] [/32 | /64]
hkeySpecifies the path of the complete key.
nameSpecifies the name of the value to set.
valueSequence of characters specifying the value.
typeSpecifies the type of value to set.
/32Specifies the 32-bit registry hive (default).
/64Specifies the 64-bit registry hive.

Note:

Parameter hkey must begin with one of the following System Registry names :-

  • HKEY_USERS
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

and all the sub-keys must be separated by backslashes (ie. ' \ '), For example :-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinOne\WinOne

Parameter type may be any one of the following :-

REG_SZA null terminated string.
REG_DWORDA 32-bit number.
REG_DWORD_LITTLE_ENDIANSame as REG_DWORD.
REG_DWORD_BIG_ENDIANA 32-bit number which is automatically converted to REG_DWORD format.

When only parameter hkey is specified then the hkey will be deleted from the System Registry. Similarly, when parameters value and type are not specified then the specified name will be deleted from the hkey in the System Registry.

The /32 and /64 switches are ignored when the WinOne® Command Prompt is running on a 32-bit version of Windows.

Most of the registry keys in 64-bit Windows are reflected between both registry hives, that is, most of the time, using either switch will yield the same result.

Also see command GETREG, ENUMREG, GETINI, SETINI and Batch Files.