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If your computer has never run Microsoft Internet Explorer and you use the WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser function in any program, you receive the following error message:
The WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser function uses the following registry subkey:
This registry subkey is created the first time that Internet Explorer runs. If your computer has not run Internet Explorer, this registry subkey does not exist. When you call the WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser function in a program, the function searches for this registry entry and cannot find it, and you receive the error message.
To resolve this problem, start Internet Explorer, and then use the WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser function in any program.
Steps to reproduce the problem
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