[General] Offline Windows Registry Editor

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  1. Win7_User

    Win7_User MDL Novice

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    #1 Win7_User, Feb 24, 2011
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    I was directed to ask my query here, so here goes:

    I have a few WinPE/BartPE discs based on XP Pro SP3 that I use, and I wanted to add a registry editor (preferably free with a nice GUI) to them that can load/edit XP/Vista/Win7 offline registry files (not talking about .REG files here). Does anyone know if such an editor exists?
     
  2. dunc1234

    dunc1234 MDL Novice

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    hi

    having a problem trying to do this myself and found this answer (which i have not tried yet) hope its of help

    Boot up in a parallel copy of XP. - presume as well as doing this part as a slave, bartpe will do just as well

    Open REGEDIT , do this through a4 file management or cmd

    If the information you want to access was in HKEY_CURRENT_USER: Highlight HKEY_USERS, choose "Load hive" from the File menu, open

    X:\Documents and settings\<UserProfileName>\ntuser.dat.

    (where X: should be replaced by the drive letter corresponding to the secondary slaved drive you have mounted from the nonfunctional computer.)

    When asked for a name, choose "OldProfile" (or whatever other easily remembered name you choose). Access/backup the keys you're interested in. Once you're done, highlight the "OldProfile" key, choose "Unload hive" from the file menu.

    If the information you want to access was in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System or in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software: Highlight HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, choose "Load hive" from the File menu, open

    X:\Windows\system32\config\system

    or

    X:\Windows\system32\config\software

    (no extension). When asked for a name, choose "OldSystem" or "OldSoftware" (or whatever). Access/backup the keys you're interested in. Once you're done, highlight the "OldSystem" or "OldSoftware" key, choose "Unload hive" from the file menu.
     
  3. Win7_User

    Win7_User MDL Novice

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    @dunc1234: Been away, so saw your reply just now. Thanks for the tip, but the load hive option is something I knew about already. However, I am looking for a portable registry editor that can handle offline registries of XP, Vista and Win7 systems, both 32 and 64-bit.
     
  4. Compo

    Compo MDL Member

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    You could try regeditpe.sourceforge.net.
     
  5. mcl

    mcl MDL Junior Member

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    You could also try regalyzer

    Sorry I'm not able to post the URL due to the board rules