Registry Transfers

June 20, 2009 at 20:58:18
Specs: Windows XP
So, I just bought a new PC, and am working on transferring most of my old files and games from the old one onto this new one. Now, I've had some of these programs (some of the games especially) for quite awhile, and as a result, I've lost some of my CD keys and even install disks for a couple. This of course makes them hard to reinstall =) I was wondering, then, is it possible to transfer your windows registry from one PC to another, via flash drive or something similar? Being able to copy or merge the old registry entries in the new registry would be very useful in this situation.

If a direct transfer isn't possible, would I be able to insert new entries in the new PC's registry of the old entries (ie, type them manually)?


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#1
June 20, 2009 at 21:50:03
You could transfer the registry, but that sounds like a quick way to screw up your new computer.

Instead, you should look into finding the CD-KEYs in the registry. If you search google, you can probably find some info on where in the registry, each game save the registry key.

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#2
June 20, 2009 at 21:56:38
Alright, I thought of trying to find the CD-Keys but quickly gave up as I didn't know exactly where to search. Should've known Google would help =) Thanks for the reply!

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#3
June 20, 2009 at 22:15:53
Also, Belarc Advisor will list (some) software keys.

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#4
June 21, 2009 at 00:01:37
http://www.gtopala.com/

SIW will give up the information that you are looking for and the free version works for this.

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