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Windows 7: Restore entire registry via reg file

31 Jul 2017   #1

Ultimate x64
Restore entire registry via reg file

Hi all,

I was making some changes on my system registry (to trick some installers into installing into a different directory) and before I did that I backed up the whole registry into a file.

Little did I know is that its kind of useless because it seems impossible to restore the entire registry. When I try and import the reg file I get errors due to files being in use etc.

So the question is, is there anyway for me to restore the registry from the reg file I have created? Are there any live CD's I can boot into then successfully restore it? or any applications that will schedule it during boot up?


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31 Jul 2017   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Hi Flamer, The link below may help you, Option 2.

Registry - Backup and Restore
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02 Aug 2017   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

The registry backups I've been making with's Registry Backup have always been restorable. Maybe give's Registry Backup a try? As a test, I have RB make a backup copy at every boot/load up - so far so good. One thing I have learned from experience: restoring a registry does not fix all types of problems, only fixes some problems.
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02 Aug 2017   #4

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Flamer,

Once restored, follow this tutorial its LONG read post 22 first.

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation - Windows 7 Help Forums

now youll be able to send them to a different locations.

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