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Re: Where is your windows registry?

The windows registry would be stored in C:\windows\system\config The registry files are the ones listed in all caps (SOFTWARE, SYSTEM, SECURITY)

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On down sidebar with black screen windows 7 build7600 the copy of windows is not genuine

If you have a genuine Windows 7 OS you need to go to Control Panel > System & Security > System and go to the bottom and click "Activate Windows Now." If it is not a genuine Windows 7 OS, you will need to buy one and activate it using the steps above.

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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

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.

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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My windows installer registery is somehow missing files

This error is caused by an Installation file that is called .msi or application is file that installs a program and it happen when that particular program is improperly installed. If you suspect such a software than you should remove it and to avoid such problems you should avoid other software running while installing a new software to be on the safe side.
Please take a backup of your Windows registry at first
To backup the registry go to Start>Run box or Search Programs and files> type Regedit. When the registry window opens click File>export and give the name to the file and select and remember the location and enter. This will take the back up of the registry.
Now obtain a good registry cleaning software. I recommend ReCure or registry Mechanic make sure the versions are the latest. One of the best Registry software is Uniblue Registry Booster. It takes registry backup automatically. These software should be able to fix your problem.
It is also recommended that you see the following link, This software can also make a difference to you

Good Luck!

Jul 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I want to restore my windows 98

Under normal circumstances, Windows is capable of detecting and recovering from registry errors automatically. If Windows is incapable of this, a previous copy of the registry can be restored manually. Windows makes and stores a backup of the registry when you start your computer successfully each day. By default, five previous copies or the registry are stored. To restore one of these previous copies:
  1. Start your computer, press and hold CTRL, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Windows 98 Startup menu. If you are running Windows Me, start your computer with the startup disk.
  2. At the MS-DOS prompt, type cd\windows\command, and then press ENTER. Where windows is the name of the folder in which Windows is installed.

  3. At the C: prompt, type scanreg /restore, and then press ENTER.
  4. Select the previous registry you want to restore, and then press ENTER.NOTE: A properly working registry has the word "Started" next to the date.

  5. When you receive notification that you restored a properly working registry, press ENTER to restart your computer

Apr 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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What is the Registry Mechanic licence code????????

It is a tool that you can edit, the Windows Registry files. It has the potential, to totally wreck, your Windows install, if not used correctly. It also will "Optimize" a Registry, and remove un-needed entries, and values.

Apr 10, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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There are 304 registry errors on my Computer. How can I repair it by online? My computer several time shows Blue Screen. When running System Registry Booster it identifies 304 registry errors and indicates...

Installation CD will not solve UNLESS you do a complete rebuild of the system.

You can subscribe to one of the regitry cleaners that scan and then REPAIR the errors. I have found it worth it to do this. Sometimes you need to run the scanner/cleaner several times to clear all the errors.

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My AVG is conflicting with my installing Kaspersky.

you might not have uninstalled AVG .instead you could have deleted the AVG folder.
AVg components are still there in the registry.if you didnt uninstall it ,install AVG once more and uninstall it manually.
if its not working remove AVG components from registry
here are the instrucions:
To remove the AVG registry entries, open Registry Editor (Start-> Run-> Regedit). In the registry editor, navigate to the entries mentioned below,





Right click on these entries and then delete them. If you are not comfortable about deleting registry entries, you can use a free registry cleaner. If you are using a 64 bit machine, then these are the entries to be removed.





Once these entries are removed, Kaspersky installation will be completed normally. Alternatively you can also use the AVG cleaner or Kaspersky removal tool for AVG8.

Jul 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Hi, ihave a dell latitude d600 when i start up i get windows gui up, then i get a stop c000021a fatal error message stating that session manager sys process has terminated with a status of: oxc oooo26c...

  1. Start your computer to the parallel installation of Windows NT, and then start Registry Editor.
  2. On the Window menu, click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE on Local Machine.
  3. On the Registry menu, click Load Hive.
  4. Type the path to the System hive of the prior installation, typically %systemroot%\system32\config\system, and then click Open.
  5. When you are prompted for the name of the key, type TEST, and then view the following registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\TEST\Select
  6. Note the setting for the Current DWord value in the preceding registry key. This is typically 0x1, and is represented as CURRENT:Reg_Dword:0x1. This value indicates that the "CurrentControlSet" for your original Windows NT installation corresponds to ControlSet001 in this window. A value of 2 would indicate that the "CurrentControlSet" for your original Windows NT installation would correspond to ControlSet002, and so on.
  7. Locate the following registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\TEST\ControlSetXXX\Control\Session Manager where XXX is the CurrentControlSet that you identified in the preceding step.
  8. Under the Session Manager key, note and then delete any PendingFileRenameOperations entries.
  9. Click the TEST hive, and then click Unload Hive on the Registry menu.
  10. On the Registry menu, click Load Hive.
  11. Type the path to the Software hive of the prior installation, typically %systemroot%\system32\config\Software, and then click Open.
  12. When you are prompted for the name of the key, type TEST2.
  13. Remove any PendingFileRenameOperations entries in the following registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\TEST2\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

  14. Click the TEST2 hive, and then click Unload Hive on the Registry menu.
  15. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart your original installation

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Apr 13, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Can't show task bar in window 98

you could try fixing it through registry

note: before thinkering with the registry make sure to backup your important file a do a full backup of your system registry.

click on Start>Run

and type:


when registry editor appeared...right click on My Computer(on the right panel)and choose export(this will save a backup copy of your registry) and save it...

now..look for the fallowing registry key and delete it:


When you restart Windows, the taskbar is automatically recreated.

hope this helps...


Jul 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Windows registry errors

get the{ TuneUp Utilities } software it is very helpfull and easy

Jul 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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