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Windows 7: Repair registry of one user from another

01 Jul 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
Repair registry of one user from another

I've made a newbie mistake and make changes to registry from one of the users of my desktop (Windows 7) without making a backup first. Basically the change was adding to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies a new keys for DisallowRun and DisableRun (following this article - How to Block (or Allow) Certain Applications for Users in Windows ), thought that if I just close the window without saving anything no harm will be done. Unfortunately I was wrong and the changes did took effect...
Now if I logged in from the user I did the changes from, all apps are disabled including the regedit.exe itself!
If I login to the other admin user on that machine, I can open any app, but I do want recover the other user as some apps are registered to it specifically.
Is there any way I can recover from this mess for the first user? By the way, the system recovery is disabled as well so I cannot run it from the user that has the problem. Maybe it can work from the other user, but I don't to make things worst before making sure I know what I'm doing
Any help will be highly appreciated!

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04 Jul 2017   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Hi yigalb, Welcome to 7 forums. The below tutorial is to enable system restore, and you may then be able

to use it.

System Restore - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

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05 Jul 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home 64bit

Thanks ethel, It looks very usefull! For my specific issue, I just signed from the other user, and load the ntuser.dat file from the damaged user by regedit. Than made the fixes and unload it. Login to the damaged profile and the problem solved!
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05 Jul 2017   #4

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Hi yigalb, You are welcome, and I am glad you were able to fix your problem.
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