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Windows 7: registry edit from old windows install

08 Jan 2012   #11
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Try "Process Monitor".
It shows you the "Registry" operations that are being executed and their status (e.g. Success or Failure).
Process Monitor

You could run it on your old install and then on your new one and compare the results.

Be aware that there are a ridiculous number of operations, constantly accessing your "Registry", so you will have to wade through a large number of results (unless you can create the right filter).
I do not think there is a need for that, as I pointed out, reg info is in
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Pluginlab
I have installed those plugins on one of my test machines.

rmbrown, try to find NTUSER.DAT is Users folder, you might want to make Windows to show hidden & system folders.


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08 Jan 2012   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Regscanner is useful for this kind of thing. RegScanner: Alternative to RegEdit find/search/scan of Windows

Load the hives as you already did - I suggest loading both the ntuser and software hives from your old machine.

Ask regscanner to scan for the program name ( is it pluginlab? ) - export all the entries it finds in those hives.

What you need will be somewhere in that exported reg file.
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30 Apr 2013   #13
Greya

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
Ok, here is the deal: you can mount and edit other registries as long as they are not being used at the moment (no previous saving, exporting, dumping required, because we are going to access registry files directly). There is no need to revive old machine, you only need one file to copy to a new current machine.

I also did a bit of research on those plugins -Horizontal and Vertical Flyout Menu and where (I think so) they keep registration info.
Press Start obr - type REGEDIT, open it.
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then File - Load HIVE.
Browse your old hard drive DISK:\Users\%USERNAME%\, highlight file
NTUSER.DAT and open it. That is HKEY_CURRENT_USER of your old Windows.
It will ask you for a Key Name, enter 123test.

Now you will see that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE have got a new thread - 123test. That is actually old registry mounted. Go to 123test\Software\Pluginlab, right click Export.
Then click head thread 123test, and File - Unload Hive.

Open exported reg file in NOTEPAD. Edit - Replace, replace
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\123test\Software\Pluginlab
with
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Pluginlab
save that reg file and run it.

If something did not work out, try to delete registry thread HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Pluginlab
and then import that modified file again.
Neutron16, Thanks a lot for this detailed tutorial!
It worked like a charm for me on - imported from old Windows 7 registry to new Windows 8 (I've made native Windows Mail running smooth in Win 8)!
Just a small detail to add to the tutorial - In order to be able to see the NTUSER.DAT file in the registry and to import it - one should first untick "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" in the Files and Folders Options. After that - do everything as your tutorial says. Thanks a lot!
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30 Apr 2013   #14
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greya View Post
Neutron16, Thanks a lot for this detailed tutorial!
Та нема за що!
You are welcome! I am glad that you have found that post useful.
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