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Windows 7: Registry is messed up and have no backup


26 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Registry is messed up and have no backup

I managed to get my registry screwed up thought I backed it up properly before messing with it but, when I merged the what I thought was the complete, backup everything is worse now. All I have is an upgrade version disc anyone have any ideas how I can completely restore my registry? Thanks! and like an idiot,I turned off my system restore.


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26 Oct 2012   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Upgrade version of disc will be fine.

Can you boot into Windows 7 at all?

If so you can try a Repair Install

Otherwise, you may have reg hives backup in Windows\System32\config\RegBack you can copy the hives from there into Windows\System32\config.

You would need a boot disc to do that.

It can be done via the command line , which you can get to from the repair options on the install dvd.

But it is easier to use this free boot disc Rescue Kit Free Edition - CNET Download.com

Select Normal Mode > File Transfer Wizard.
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26 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks very much, I'm on the pc now so I hope, I can repair and not have to do a clean install.
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26 Oct 2012   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The hives are the fellas with no extensions. Easy to do with the paragon rescue kit.

That assumes windows has made the backups - if you have it installed for a while - I expect so.

Depends which ones it has made.

You will probably get away with just replacing the SOFTWARE and SYSTEM if those are all you have which are not 0kb.

This is what it looks like in the Regback folder

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26 Oct 2012   #5

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I guess I will try the repair install using my retail upgrade disc and see how it goes Thanks again!
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26 Oct 2012   #6

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well, I did the repair install and everything seems fine now I sure do appreciate the great help!
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26 Oct 2012   #7

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great.

Glad to hear it worked out for you.
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