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Windows 7: How to restore registry, no back-up available...

30 Jun 2015   #1
melen001

Wins 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium
 
 
How to restore registry, no back-up available...

I need to restore my corrupt registry. It was messed up with a program called FreeViewer which removed and replaced files in registry. Now I can't see my pictures when I go to Pictures Folders. I don't have a Restore Point before this happened so what can I do??? I have run sfc /scannow and that didn't help. I have included a Zip on what FreeViewer did when installing.....




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30 Jun 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi You could try a repair install. Just back up your data just in case something goes wrong. Repair Install
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30 Jun 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I agree with oscer1; that is what I would do if it was my computer after I uninstalled FreeViewer.
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30 Jun 2015   #4
melen001

Wins 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium
 
 

Will do.... I have uninstalled FreeViewer. I will backup my files & data and just do the repair as mentioned. I have never done this before so I will have to read the instructions and hope that this is not difficult... any other suggestions are welcome.... thanks Bear and oscer1 .....will report back as soon as all is done..... wish me luck...

10 minutes later..... I was thinking that in a few weeks we will be getting Wins 10 so why should I go through all the trouble??? What do you think??? Should I just wait for the new Wins 10 OS???
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30 Jun 2015   #5
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

i would do the repair install. if you leave it as is you might have problems installing win 10
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24 Jul 2015   #6
melen001

Wins 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium
 
 
How can I fix a corrupt registry Wins 7......

I have tried sfc /scannow but it tells me that it could not fix all files. Can somebody please tell me what is the best and easiest way to fix my registry. PLEASE give detailed instructions for English is my second language and I am not a Geek or a computer expert.... I would appreciate all the help you guys can offer me.... thanks ...
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24 Jul 2015   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have you anything in windows\system32\config\regback ?
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24 Jul 2015   #8
melen001

Wins 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Have you anything in windows\system32\config\regback ?
Yes I do but it's very recent and will not be of any use.
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