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Windows 7: Windows 7, another step backwards

03 Nov 2009   #91

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You apparently have never worked with the registry. May I suggest that you enlist the help of a friend that is used to that kind of work. Registry work is iffy and needs some practice - backup is always a must.
In case you want to go any further by yourself, I suggest you study these tutorials first:
Icon Cache - Rebuild - Vista Forums
How to Edit the System Registry
Sh*te. Now you tell me

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03 Nov 2009   #92

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

I'm not on 7 right now .. but in regedit .. at the top under file ..
there should be an export function .. that will backup the selected parts of the registry.
Save it to your desktop .. to start with.

To restore the registry .. just run the backup reg file
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03 Nov 2009   #93

Windows 7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Peter, yes it still appears when starting in safe mode.
Interesting that the window is still appearing in safe mode when, based on my understanding, Windows specifically does not run any process contained within the RUN key that you are now editing as per the most recent recommendation. After all, that is the point of running Windows in safe mode - to only boot to bare bones Windows and not start all the add-on programs, drivers, and services that could be causing the problem.

Are you sure you booted to safe mode?

I might have to play with myself in order to satisfy that bothersome "1+1=3" moment going on here.
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03 Nov 2009   #94

Windows 7

Peter, absolutely positive.

noyb. I don't want to go there again now you say it may be a problem. You could say I have the regedit jitters.
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03 Nov 2009   #95

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

I'm with BeachV35 on this one .. It just doesn't compute.
I'm wondering if the problem will repeat with a Clean reinstall of 7.

You may have also created some other problems by messing in the registry.
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03 Nov 2009   #96

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Changing uppercase to lowercase will have no effect on anything in the registry. No one told you to do that. When working with this kind of stuff, one has to relax, SLOW DOWN and take your time to do things carefully.

If you CAREFULLY and slowly read the instructions in the link provided by the other poster above about the fix, it very clearly tells you where in the registry to look and exactly what to look for. Look for the missing quote pairs in the registry strings under the specific registry key mentioned, just like the example shown and just stick the quote pairs in the right places, again just like in the example shown in the link provided by the other poster above. Then just save and exit. Reboot and if you did it right, the problem should be fixed.

But as was said before, before you start editing the registry, it is a highly recommended to just back it up to your desktop so that if you make a mistake and screw things up, you can easily restore it to the way it was before.

From the example with the salient points emphasized in red:

1. Run regedit

2. Find the registry entry

3. Go over the list of startup items. Most of these will be of the form:
(path)\(filename) <optional parameters>
Now, find all the entries where (path)\(filename) is *not* enclosed by quotation marks. Just add the missing marks and you're done!

For example:
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe -atboottime
should be changed to
"C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
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03 Nov 2009   #97

Windows 7

I did that Harpua, but on reboot the window still appears.

noyb, I have reinstalled.
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03 Nov 2009   #98

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE

At this point, wouldn't a complete reinstall have been faster and less troublesome?
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03 Nov 2009   #99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm a little savvy and I love the OS (Win 7). My mom is computer illiterate and she loves it too.... although I do have to go over often to teach her things but that has nothing to do with the OS. I love it.
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03 Nov 2009   #100

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

The only problems I've had was with drivers and that was Sony's fault. Windows 7 is vastly better than Vista and XP should now finally die.
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