Quote: Originally Posted by guldvog
As goes for the Windows 7 x64 Home Basic, I have just checked the wb site that you recommended, there are - however - no downloadable version for that one.
I then - instead - decided, to download the Ultimate edition,....
You might want to read that web page again - under the heading of: Activate a different language or bit edition
In particular the info on the cfg removal utility
...or you might look at this tutorial Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
A clean install is the best way to go - check this out: Clean Install Windows 7
There might be some info in there that you need.
If the elevated command prompt fails to create the proper registry entries, then attempting to merge reg files should fail too. If you have permission issues with some keys (as you mentioned) then a clean install is the best use of your time.
I saw keys being made in these locations:
But like I mentioned - I would not waste too much time on it.
BTW, I would not change to Windows 7 Ultimate unless I had a need for those features: Compare Windows 7 Editions
Windows 7 pro is a good middle ground for most users.