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Windows 7: Question on wow6432node for the Current User?

17 Mar 2012   #1
ChachaSlide

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Question on wow6432node for the Current User?

Hi,
I was attempting to fix up some unnecessary registry when I accidentally deleted HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/wow6432node (my pinky slipped onto the delete key). I tried researching this on my own, but everyone that did this seemed to have issues using programs after doing this; however, everything's working fine for me. I just restarted my computer and noticed that the folder has come back, only with a folder for Windows though (it used to have other ones).
So my question is:
Should I take any action on this, or just leave it be? I'm concerned as to what might happen, but the folder coming back on its own reassured me that the problem might actually take care of itself.
Any responses would be appreciated.
Cheers

*Edit: I forgot to mention that I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit.


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17 Mar 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ChachaSlide, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since everything seems to be fine, then I wouldn't worry about it to much. If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you deleted it to undo the deletion.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Mar 2012   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I really don't want this to come off the wrong way but I can't stop myself from asking the question.

Why were you messing with the registry in the first place?
In Windows 7 the vast majority of the time it just ends badly.

Registry scanners are the cause of more visits to this site than I'd say just about any other software there is.

p.s. as to actual solutions see brink's suggestion above me.
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