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Offline shagger1

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Repairing the registry
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:42:43 PM »
Hi
is there a simple way of rebuilding XPs registry without losing any installed software?

I know how to do a repiar of XP using the disk but can the registry be rebuilt without losing any settings,currently installed software etc?
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Repairing the registry
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Re: Repairing the registry
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 01:47:49 PM »
Repair install should keep your settings. That is the only way to rebuild the registry. There are some keys you can put in yourself but with over 1 million keys the repair install is the only way. Even it isnt perfect. If something is truly messed up in the reg then a fresh install is the only answer. :wink:

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Re: Repairing the registry
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 01:59:39 PM »
Thanks Shane
I assumed that was the way-did it once before and whie it fixed some problems it created other!

I will live with it-time for a new PC but not windows 8,Yuk! Saw it on QVC and hate it,I better buy windows 7 within the next year.

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I am not getting email notices(at least on this topic)could you please reply so I can test?
Thanks-I just got it now? was delayed for some reason?
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Re: Repairing the registry
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 02:03:52 PM »
Probably delayed :wink:

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Re: Repairing the registry
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 02:39:58 PM »
thanks-delayed almost an hour,at least it works.
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Re: Repairing the registry
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 02:39:58 PM »