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Progam to transfer selected keys from old registry file to .reg file?

By SoWhy
Jul 26, 2009
  1. Hi there,

    due to some complete mishap, I was forced to reinstall Windows XP. Before doing so, I did a system backup, so I could restore all files. The problem is the registry. Due to the new install, many applications will not report as installed and request that I install them anew. But I got a copy of the old registry file (system32\config\software) in the backup. Is there any program that would allow me to edit this file and export those keys I need to a .reg file?

    Regards
    SoWhy
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You are asking for more trouble... You should have created an image of the entire hard drive, and restored that image to a "clean" formatted drive. You could spend hours and days editing the registry, but even this wouldn't guarantee success
     
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