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Windows 7: Any way to re-install the whole Windows 7 registry ?

10 Oct 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Any way to re-install the whole Windows 7 registry ?

I am trying to troubleshoot a friend's computer issue.

I found out that his computer's registry is rather screwed.

Windows Installer and Remote Procedure Call totally doesn't run.

I asked him to run System File Checker in the hope of solving the registry issue..

Any other ideas ? Any guidance is appreciated


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10 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If you press F8 before Windows starts you will get a menu with several options including Safe Mode and "Last Known Good Configuration" You can try that.

Startup Repair may also help
Startup Repair - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
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10 Oct 2012   #3
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You can try System Restore from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 but if that fails it will probably save time to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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10 Oct 2012   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could try a system restore.

Or you can replace the hives from the regback directory ( if they are there).

Or you can access the shadow copies and copy out the hives from there.

You need external boot media to do the job.

I do it frequently.
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10 Oct 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Raynian,

You could also do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before the issue happened to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Oct 2012   #6

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You could try a system restore.

Or you can replace the hives from the regback directory ( if they are there).

Or you can access the shadow copies and copy out the hives from there.

You need external boot media to do the job.

I do it frequently.
Just curious. How to access shadow copies from winpe?
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10 Oct 2012   #7

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I borked my Registry a few weeks ago. I tried System Restore and got nowhere fast. Last Known Good Configuration didn't work either. The only thing that worked was my Macrium image that I'd made two days earlier.
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