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Windows 7: After registry changes, Windows Defender cannot update

13 Sep 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Doing anything in the Registry without setting a restore point is reckless and amateurish, not experimental.
+1 I agree. Though I have to confess that I have been guilty of doing that in the past.


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13 Sep 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Doing anything in the Registry without setting a restore point is reckless and amateurish, not experimental.
+1 and creating a restore point is easy and quick.

Restore points work much, much better than in the Vista days, in my opinion.
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13 Sep 2010   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Doing anything in the Registry without setting a restore point is reckless and amateurish, not experimental.
+1 I agree. Though I have to confess that I have been guilty of doing that in the past.
I think we probably all have, Carl, which is why we can testify...

Same with the tweaking. Beta testers watched tweaks become redundant as Win7 became the Black Viper.
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14 Sep 2010   #14
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by perrinjw View Post
I recently did an experiment and started a fresh 7 install, but with registry changes. All my programs are on a partition other than C, and so is the boot record, PowerShell, my user profile, and all Windows temp files. Some of these changes required updating the registry, while others merely required changing the Environment Variables.

Since I modified the registry and all my programs are on a separate partition, Windows Update cannot provide updates for Windows Defender; the updates just fail. All other updates work succesfully I tried to go into the registry to change the default install location for Windows Defender, but no option was available under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. From what I can tell, Windows Defender is not running at all.

Has anybody found a fix for this issue?
Have you moved Program Files directory ?What exactly you did with system?
If you don't want to use System Restore only fix your own error describe more details...
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