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Old September 1st 05, 04:07 PM
ramblinwreck79
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Default Restoring default XP SP2 registry keys

I was not able to install a new version of an engineering software package
because something was left behind in the registry from the older version that
I had removed. So I stupidly deleted a couple of registry keys that looked
related to the software without documenting them (not just the tags, but the
folders with the long alphanumeric strings). Now when I try to install the
software it gives me an error. I ran system restore but the problem is still
there (I don't think it restored the registry keys I deleted). Is there a
way to install all of the default Windows SP2 registry keys or to download
and reinstall SP2 in general?

Thanks!


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Old September 1st 05, 05:55 PM
John Tiesi
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I remember learning that you can use the Recovery Console on a Windows XP CD
to restore a kind of default registry to your computer. This keeps the data
safe and all you have to do is re-install your apps.

"ramblinwreck79" wrote in message
...
I was not able to install a new version of an engineering software package
because something was left behind in the registry from the older version
that
I had removed. So I stupidly deleted a couple of registry keys that
looked
related to the software without documenting them (not just the tags, but
the
folders with the long alphanumeric strings). Now when I try to install
the
software it gives me an error. I ran system restore but the problem is
still
there (I don't think it restored the registry keys I deleted). Is there a
way to install all of the default Windows SP2 registry keys or to download
and reinstall SP2 in general?

Thanks!




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Old September 1st 05, 07:37 PM
ramblinwreck79
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Thanks! That sounds like it would solve the problem. Unfortunately, my
Windows XP install CD is not with SP2 (the plain XP Pro CD came with my Dell
laptop) and it won't let me run it since the current OS (with SP2) is newer
than the CD). I looked everywhere on Microsoft's website, but I couldn't
find anywhere that would let me download the SP2 version. Do I have to
resort to buying a Windows XP CD with SP2 or is there somewhere online that
anyone knows about where I might be able to download the recovery console
without having to purchase an operating system I already have? Thanks again.
I appreciate it!!

"John Tiesi" wrote:

I remember learning that you can use the Recovery Console on a Windows XP CD
to restore a kind of default registry to your computer. This keeps the data
safe and all you have to do is re-install your apps.

"ramblinwreck79" wrote in message
...
I was not able to install a new version of an engineering software package
because something was left behind in the registry from the older version
that
I had removed. So I stupidly deleted a couple of registry keys that
looked
related to the software without documenting them (not just the tags, but
the
folders with the long alphanumeric strings). Now when I try to install
the
software it gives me an error. I ran system restore but the problem is
still
there (I don't think it restored the registry keys I deleted). Is there a
way to install all of the default Windows SP2 registry keys or to download
and reinstall SP2 in general?

Thanks!





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Old September 1st 05, 07:59 PM
zibby
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look on internet on tips how to create new windows CD with SP2.
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1626



"ramblinwreck79" wrote in message
...
Thanks! That sounds like it would solve the problem. Unfortunately, my
Windows XP install CD is not with SP2 (the plain XP Pro CD came with my

Dell
laptop) and it won't let me run it since the current OS (with SP2) is

newer
than the CD). I looked everywhere on Microsoft's website, but I couldn't
find anywhere that would let me download the SP2 version. Do I have to
resort to buying a Windows XP CD with SP2 or is there somewhere online

that
anyone knows about where I might be able to download the recovery console
without having to purchase an operating system I already have? Thanks

again.
I appreciate it!!

"John Tiesi" wrote:

I remember learning that you can use the Recovery Console on a Windows

XP CD
to restore a kind of default registry to your computer. This keeps the

data
safe and all you have to do is re-install your apps.

"ramblinwreck79" wrote in

message
...
I was not able to install a new version of an engineering software

package
because something was left behind in the registry from the older

version
that
I had removed. So I stupidly deleted a couple of registry keys that
looked
related to the software without documenting them (not just the tags,

but
the
folders with the long alphanumeric strings). Now when I try to

install
the
software it gives me an error. I ran system restore but the problem

is
still
there (I don't think it restored the registry keys I deleted). Is

there a
way to install all of the default Windows SP2 registry keys or to

download
and reinstall SP2 in general?

Thanks!







 




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