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Windows 7: Applying Multiple Regedits At Once

07 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Applying Multiple Regedits At Once

Hello Everyone,

With the many tweaks needed for Windows 7 I find that I have many regedits to run (files that end in .reg that apply edits to the registry). On top of having quite a few of them, with each reg file you run, Windows shows a popup message warning about applying items to the registry.

My question is does anyone know of a way to run multiple regedit files all at once to avoid the process of having to run each one individually, and also avoiding each popup warning.

Thank You

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2014   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

You could combine the contents of multiple reg files into one.

If you open a couple of them in a text editor, you should see that they have a common section (at the top) and the registry key data.
Simply copy the registry key data from the reg files into one file.

Back up your Registry, or better yet create a backup HDD image, before using the new file.

Applying Multiple Regedits At Once-reg-files-combined.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Have you tried regedit -s <filename> ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional

Hey Guys,

Thank you for the responses.

I figured there would be some way to combine the text into one file, but I was not sure of the exact procedure. I thought maybe there would need to be something between each regedit.
Thank you for providing the visual, I will give this a try.

I looked up the command you recommended, are you referring to running the regedit "silently"?
No I have not tried this, I was not aware of the command, but if I had to run each one individually by typing, it would probably be quicker to click "yes" in the popup warnings. Unless I am misinterpreting your answer? If I am please let me know.

Thank You guys again, if you two have anymore information to share regarding my question, or if any others have anything else they would like to add, please let me know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2014   #5

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miketurn1234 View Post
With the many tweaks needed for Windows 7 ...
I'm curious. What many tweaks are needed? I haven't tweaked anything in the registry on my Win 7 machines and they run fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

OK. So if you are doing this once, you can combine all the .reg files into a single file. As long as each section starts with the [Hive] and then the relevant keys & values that will be OK. Not sure if you need a blank line between each [Hive] set, but suspect not.
If you want to enter the same settings on a regular basis then you can put multiple regedit commands into a .cmd file and run that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2014   #7


Open a dos box in the folder with the reg files and type

for %f in (*.reg) do regedit.exe -s "%f"

or the hard way in this case

forfiles /M *.reg /C "cmd /c regedit.exe -s @path"

Depending on the reg files you need admin rights to do this.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional

Thank you guys for all the responses, I will try some of these methods out to see what I like / works best.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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