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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have save some reg tweaks in some .reg files. But now I got registry import issue on Windows 7 Ent, I am a local admin..

    What can this be?

     

    [Window Title]
    Registry Editor

    [Content]
    Cannot import C:\Users\admpersai\Desktop\s.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry.  Some keys are open by the system or other processes.

    [OK]

     


    /SaiTech
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:39 AM

Answers

  • That error means that the registry settings that you are trying to import refer to programs that are currently running and so those settings may not be implemented. Try this: 

    Boot into safe mode and close all open apps.  then try merging the registry backup. 

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:07 PM
  • Try opening regedit as "Run as administrator" when you open it from run box it defaults to regular user session i think.

    (right click on it and run as administrator)

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:18 PM

All replies

  • That error means that the registry settings that you are trying to import refer to programs that are currently running and so those settings may not be implemented. Try this: 

    Boot into safe mode and close all open apps.  then try merging the registry backup. 

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:07 PM
  • Try opening regedit as "Run as administrator" when you open it from run box it defaults to regular user session i think.

    (right click on it and run as administrator)

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:18 PM
  • This is rare, but some keys can only be modified by System.

     

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:06 PM
  • Hi SaiTech,

     

    Did your issue solved? Please feel free to give me any update.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Regards, 

    Leo   Huang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 1:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

     

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to  reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

     

    BTW,  we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 30, 2011 6:38 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks all for helping me,

    The updat on this is that I exported from one computer and imported on other computer.

    Why it not worked was that some registry settings was unique from the exported computer. So I tweaked the exported reg key to fit the imported computer then it work.

    So it was my misstake not to careful with the exported reg keys.

    Thanks all for helping me, this is a fantastic forum.

    Happy New Year.

     


    /SaiTech
    Friday, December 30, 2011 8:49 AM
  • Hello!

    My Win7 Pro x64 system also won't accept a registry update, even in safe mode.

    When I run a .reg file I get

    "Not all data written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes".

    When I try to edit it within regedit I get

    "Cannot edit ResourceDLL: Error writing the value's new contents."

    The key is

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}\Instance\InitPropertyBag

    the problem relates to a known issue with Acronis TrueImage Home 2011 that doesn't clean up correctly when un-installed. It is described on the Acronis Knowledge base.

    How, please, can one edit keys that appear permanently locked? I have taken ownership of the key and given the Administrator Group (of which I'm a member) full control but nothing seems to make it editable.

    Is there a way to edit the registry from outside the running system? A System Repair disk/USB is not an option because the problem I'm trying to fix is that the Backup/Restore screen that also offers to create a system repair disk is blanked out! I could run from a Win7 installation DVD or from a Vista partition.

    Regards,

    Philip

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:40 AM