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Solved how to execute .reg files?

donow
November 8, 2006 at 09:13:41
Specs: win xp, 512

Some stupid guy (me?) set .reg files to be opened by Notepad.

Which is the program that executes .reg files?

No, I tried to execute them via Start/Run but they still open in Notepad.


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November 8, 2006 at 10:45:26

buba, Try this: go to Start>Run and type in:

regedit

click OK

When that opens click on File>Import the find that regfile.reg that you downloaded and click it, then click the Open button and see if it merges it into the registry.

Tufenuf



#1
November 8, 2006 at 09:30:08

Just make sure it has the .reg extension and place it on your desktop(For easy access) and double click it. Mind if i ask what you are adding or changing to the registry?

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#2
November 8, 2006 at 09:32:43

Download the .reg file association fix here:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...
-unzip
-rightclick on the reg file
-choose "merge"

Or is the "merge" option not working too?

Ok, i'm crazy...but it doesnt hurt!


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#3
November 8, 2006 at 10:12:52

buba, Go into Folder Options>File Types tab, scroll down to "REG" and hilite it, click the "Advanced" button, hilite "Merge" and click the "Set Default" button and OK your way out.

Tufenuf


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#4
November 8, 2006 at 10:35:15

For birdlegs
It still opens with Notepad.
I am trying to run a program named "wininstaller.reg" that I downloaded from Internet in order to try to fix my Windows Installer, which is may main issue.

For PatC
I downloaded the xp_regfile.reg but as you can see it is .reg file and being so it is opening with Notepad.

For Tufenuf
I performed you instructions but it is still set up to open with Notepad. Maybe I am not so stupid, maybe it is someone from Microsoft.



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#5
November 8, 2006 at 10:45:26
✔ Best Answer

buba, Try this: go to Start>Run and type in:

regedit

click OK

When that opens click on File>Import the find that regfile.reg that you downloaded and click it, then click the Open button and see if it merges it into the registry.

Tufenuf


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#6
November 8, 2006 at 11:03:17

OK Tufenuf
It worked ... at least it said it worked.

Unfortunately this did not solve the problem with my Windows Installer I was triyng to fix with this reg file. I already did everything, exept hitting my PC with a hammer.


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#7
November 8, 2006 at 11:07:41

So would you like to elaborate on the original problem and what you've tried to fix it?

Life is more painless for those who are brainless.


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#8
November 8, 2006 at 11:09:21

buba, Can you explain what problems you are having with the Windows Installer? Are you getting error messages when you try to install a program or what???

Tufenuf


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#9
November 8, 2006 at 11:34:01

My PC refuses to install programs issuing the error messages like "1607: Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Routine" in some cases or simply quitting in others,

I did almost evething. I re-installed the Windows Installer with "WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe", re-registered it, set up the permissions, changed the Startup Type to "Automatic", etc, etc. Maybe I should grab the hammer ...



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#10
November 8, 2006 at 11:59:11

buba, Check out the link below.

http://consumer.installshield.com/k...

Many more hits at the search links below

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=U...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...

Tufenuf



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#11
November 8, 2006 at 12:40:51

Nope! Nothing worked.

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#12
November 8, 2006 at 13:07:10

Did you try SFC /SCANNOW from the run menu? Yu will need the xp cd.

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#13
November 8, 2006 at 13:12:23

My win xp was updated to SP2 while my CD is win XP. If I execute SFC /SCANNOW will it downgrade my win XP SP2 ?

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#14
November 8, 2006 at 13:21:42

No. It just looks for missing or corrupted files. System repair requires reinstallation of all the updates from your install cd.

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