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Windows 7: Deleted Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

07 Nov 2012   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Unless you have a backup - you will have to set up a new user account.

Reinstalling windows won't change that.


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07 Nov 2012   #12
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yep, if what Simon posted above doesn't help with a new user account, then backup anything you do not want to lose, and reinstall Windows 7.

Next time, be sure to keep good backups and have system protection turned on for at least your Windows drive.
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07 Nov 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok
Will post back about progress...
Oh, but will my programs still work with a new user account
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07 Nov 2012   #14

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Even those who are not fans of system restore would be advised to keep a shadow copy or two.

I never use system restore - shadow copies are useful for fishing out whatever bits you might need by hand.
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07 Nov 2012   #15

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Depends what the programs are - your new account won't already include your various program settings of course.
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07 Nov 2012   #16
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Injust View Post
ok
Will post back about progress...
Oh, but will my programs still work with a new user account
You may need to create new shortcuts for them from their .exe file, but they should still work. If not, then reinstalling the program should sort it.
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07 Nov 2012   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Create a new user account, log into it, right-click > Computer > Properties > Advance system settings > User Profiles, Settings... > Select the problematic user account > Delete after backing up any data you need. Log out, log back into the problematic user account. Windows will rebuild the registry.

This method deletes the user's profile data not the user itself.
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07 Nov 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Create a new user account, log into it, right-click > Computer > Properties > Advance system settings > User Profiles, Settings... > Select the problematic user account > Delete after backing up any data you need. Log out, log back into the problematic user account. Windows will rebuild the registry.

This method deletes the user's profile data not the user itself.
Don't understand you...
You say select the problematic user account, and DELETE after backing up data. Log out and LOG IN to the problematic user account? I thought you told me to DELETE that

Sorry, I'm just very confused...
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07 Nov 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

After a lot of hassle, I managed to copy my corrupted profile to a new account.
However, I encounter the SAME explorer.exe problems there. It won't save or apply ANY of my chances, whether it's to folder options, taskbar settings, notification area, ANYTHING.
I can't use it like that :P
And I noticed that when you right-click on the blank area of a folder/desktop, and go to the "New" context menu, it's BLANK. No more new FOLDER, or SHORTCUT, it's all gone

Yeah...
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07 Nov 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Oh, just saying, even with a BRAND NEW user account, the explorer.exe settings REFUSE to budge :P
Need somebody to help me plz, it's really annoying and I can NOT use my computer like this for long. Steam's coming outta my ears nau
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