Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

How to jump to a registry key directly ?

When you start Regedit, it automatically opens the last key that was viewed. (Registry Editor in Windows XP saves the last viewed registry key in a separate location). If you wish to jump to a particular registry key directly without navigating the paths manually, you may use any of these methods / tools.

Option 1 Using a VBScript: Copy these lines to a Notepad document as save as registry.vbs
'Launches Registry Editor with the chosen branch open automatically
'Author : Ramesh Srinivasan
'Website: http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Dim MyKey
MyKey = Inputbox("Type the Registry path")
MyKey = "My Computer\" & MyKey
WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\Lastkey",MyKey,"REG_SZ"
WshShell.Run "regedit", 1,True
Set WshShell = Nothing

Double-click Registry.vbs and then type the full registry path which you want to open. [ Example: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3 ]

Limitation: The above method does not help if Regedit is already open.

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If you have sufficient computer expertise to deal with superior PC problems, you may consider repairing registry problems simply through built- in Registry Editor. Before editing the Windows registry, you need to make a backup for the registry files:
  1. Click Start, and then select Run, and type REGEDIT on the pop- up. Click OK.
  2. In the Registry Editor, select the registry key you need to back up.
  3. From the Registry menu, select Export Registry File option.
  4. From the Save In list, click the folder where you want to save the backup.
  5. In the File Name box, type a name for your backup file, such as "Options" or "Backup."
  6. In the Export Range box, be sure to select "Selected branch" option.
  7. Click Save. The file is saved with a .reg extension.

Once finishing backing up the registry files, you are allowed to edit the registry manually:
  1. Click Start, and then go to Run.
  2. Type "regedit" onto the dialog box, and then press Enterto enable Registry Editor.
  3. Find out HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder and double click to open it. Then click "Software" folder, go to "Microsoft" folder, select "Windows" folder, click"Currentversion" Folder.
  4. Click "Run" folder ==> Click on the UIMain.exe file.
  5. Click Delete UIMain.exe key to remove the file.

Jul 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Hi,

Lets follow this:-

1. Choose Start > Run..
2. Type regedit in the Open text box and click OK.
3. Expand my computer - Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class and select the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} key, which appears as a folder.
4.On the right hand side, you'll find upper and lower filters, select them one by one and delete.
5.Restart PC and hope it works for you.

Note:Create a restore point before you delete any key from registry.

Thanks

Oct 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying restore windows vista on my ACER Aspire 5100 but a message keep coming up saying that Windows cannot open the required file D:SourcesInstall.wim. It also says the file does not exist and to make sure all files required for installation are required and I get the error code 0x80070002


This error is due to....
  • The default security provider in Windows XP, or
  • the System drive letter
  • To solve dis issue.. try one of the methods
    1)Reset Windows XP Default Security Provider
    1. Open Start menu, select Run, type regedit and then press Enter.
    2. In the Registry Editor window, locate and delete the following registry keys:
      HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Cryptograp hy\Providers
      HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Cryptograp hy\Providers
    3. Exit the Registry Editor and restart your PC
    2)Reset The System Drive Letter
    1. Start your computer in Safe Mode-turn on the PC, and press F8 during startup. Next, when the Windows Advanced Options menu is displayed, scroll down and select Safe Mode.
    2. Open Start menu, select Run, type regedit and then press Enter.
    3. In the Registry Editor window, locate the following registry keys:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
    4. Edit this key to change the value of the system drive.
    5. Exit the Registry Editor and then restart your PC

    Mar 20, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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    You answered my last Question.


    The XP fix is the same for Vista

    Click the start button, type Regedit, Registry Editor should appear on the program menu above, Right Click Registry Editor, Click RUN as ADMINISTRATOR

    Once registry editor opens, navigate to the key indicated in the XP article and Delete the listings for upper filters and lower filters (There may be only one listing and only remove the filters from that one key)

    The close registry editor, and reboot the system

    Jan 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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