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Author eryksun
Recipients devplayer, eryksun, jbmilam, joncwchao, steve.dower
Date 2015-04-14.23:28:28
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> register themselves in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\
> Clients\StartMenuInternet so that users can change their 
> default browser through the OS. On 64-bit systems, this 
> is always in the 64-bit registry

According to "Registry Keys Affected by WOW64", the "Clients" key is redirected in Vista and shared in Windows 7.

    import winreg

    subkey = r'Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet'
    read32 = winreg.KEY_READ | winreg.KEY_WOW64_32KEY
    read64 = winreg.KEY_READ | winreg.KEY_WOW64_64KEY

    key32 = winreg.OpenKey(HKLM, subkey, access=read32)
    key64 = winreg.OpenKey(HKLM, subkey, access=read64)
    # This should be true in Windows 7.
    assert winreg.QueryInfoKey(key32) == winreg.QueryInfoKey(key64)

I don't have a Vista installation to confirm that it's really redirected. If so, it's important to enumerate the WOW64 redirected key as well, since 32-bit browsers are still common on Windows.
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