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Windows 7: Problem with Recent Programs list.

21 Sep 2009   #21
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

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Yes, thanks. As I said above, I tried that and it changed the new registry to look just like the old one before it even got through copying the entire user account.
If you copied the registry, then yes it will have messed everything up. Did you copy only the user folders (suppose to), registry, or both?
Just the user folders. Didn't touch the registry, but something in my user folders must have affected the registry as it was being copied over. At least that's the only explanation I can think of for what happened.

Do you think a repair install might fix this problem? Or am I doomed to have to do a clean install?


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21 Sep 2009   #22
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I would give a repair install a chance to try and avoid a clean reinstall. Either way, it would be a good idea to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe.
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21 Sep 2009   #23
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Of course. I'll make a fresh clone to my back up laptop drive as well as doing a fresh compressed image backup with Acronis TIH 2010 to an external hard drive before trying a repair install. Thanks for your assistance with this Shawn. Much appreciated.
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21 Sep 2009   #24
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Peter. Please let us know how it went for you.
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