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To adapt Vista hive file on Win7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • It is about a registry file of some Vista installation.

    How much does the format of binary files where registry hives are stored differ between Vista and Win7?

    One key in that registry needs to be fixed.

    But it is not possible to do it on own Vista, because it is not booting.

    Recovery not possible, nor Restore Vista DVD provided by vendor.

    The idea is to use for this purpose some other PC with win7 installed and running on it.

    Then, either to use win7 own registry editor or to invoke the registry editor from Vista system partition.

    Then to load the affected hive into reg editor and accomplish needed fix.

    How is the chance to succeed while doing so?

    What option will be better, use win7 reg editor or invoke the editor from Vista system partition?


    • Edited by aapapapa Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:27 AM
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:26 AM

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  • Every Windows operating system has registry differences.  Only thing you can do is try: How To Restore the Registry in Windows Vista

    Carey Frisch

    Thursday, May 31, 2012 4:10 PM
  • Won't it really work by invoking Vista own regedit from running Win7 and by editing there the addressed key?

    Saturday, June 2, 2012 8:03 PM
  • AFAIK they don't differ between Vista and 7. XP was the first to use the new
    format. Note the older version (ie Win 2000 and earlier) are still used for
    some hives in Windows.
     
    See
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724877(v=vs.85).aspx
     
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    "aapapapa" wrote in message news:f46455b2-824b-4eec-8963-795948541c06...
    > It is about a registry file of some Vista installation.
    >
    > How much does the format of binary files where registry hives are stored
    > differ between Vista and Win7?
    >
    >
    > One key in that registry needs to be fixed.
    >
    > But it is not possible to do it on own Vista, because it is not booting.
    >
    > Recovery not possible, nor Restore Vista DVD provided by vendor.
    >
    >
    > The idea is to use for this purpose some other PC with win7 installed and
    > running on it.
    >
    > Then, either to use win7 own registry editor or to invoke the registry
    > editor from Vista system partition.
    >
    > Then to load the affected hive into reg editor and accomplish needed fix.
    >
    >
    > How is the chance to succeed while doing so?
    >
    > What option will be better, use win7 reg editor or invoke the editor from
    > Vista system partition?
    >
    >
     
     
    Sunday, June 3, 2012 8:06 AM