Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft
No, the file is locked
Registry files aren't locked, since that Windows copy isn't running
Quote: Originally Posted by Emoclaw
So there is no way of accessing the windows registry via hirens?That means most hirens tools are useless.
As far as I know, you can't edit a foreign registry, just the one you're running, so regedit from mini-XP will edit a different one.
It isn't that Hirens is useless, it's not meant to do that. You can edit the registry from within Windows itself without needing an external OS, uninstalling programs is easy though the simple control panel applet too. If something happens you can try safe mode of the real OS.
Generally, an external OS cannot handle the innards of the real host OS (like registry) unless a specially crafted program exist for the purpose (like the one that deletes user's passwords). Maybe a program for what you want already exist, but no idea of it.