replace registry with one from another xp PC

Microsoft Xp home sp3 for system builder...
December 19, 2009 at 11:32:51
Specs: Windows XP home sp3
having a problem with registry, scanner form canon all in one will not register.
1-can i replace the registry with one from another xp home
2-what can i do to fix without installing another
complete xp system.
3-have tried registry cleaners, they did not fix the problem.

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#1
December 19, 2009 at 11:41:36
Changing to the registry file from another computer may result in a refusal of Windows to even run unless the computer is identical. Even then you would probably have some issues with software programs.

Maybe you are not installing the printer correctly. USB printers usually need to have drivers installed BEFORE connecting the printer.

Have you verified the USB port/s in use are working properly?

Have you removed the printer from the printer list?

Have you removed all related programs for that printer from the add/remove programs list?

Are there any listings for a scanner or printer in Device Manager.

Is the all in one device compatible with WinXP?


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#2
December 19, 2009 at 12:15:45
1-can i replace the registry with one from another xp home

No. The only way that would work is if you took the registry off an identical computer and even then there is a good chance it wont..

2-what can i do to fix without installing another complete xp system.

Do a repair install. This will reinstall the OS keeping you existing settings and rebuild the registry in the process.

3-have tried registry cleaners, they did not fix the problem.

They very rarely do and often turn a minor problem into a disaster, They are to avoided like the plague.

Stuart


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#3
December 19, 2009 at 12:45:51
what steps do i take to do a repair install

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#4
December 19, 2009 at 13:33:53
Boot from your Windows XP CD. Ignore the first option to repair until the installation has identified the existing installation.

You will get the option to re-install or repair. Select repair and it will go through the installation process. At then end of it you should have a properly bootable installation. You will loos any updates you have installed and if you CD doesn't not include SPĀ£ you will have to reinstall that.

If you end up with a command prompt you have selected the wrong repair and you will have to re-boot and try again.

Stuart


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#5
December 19, 2009 at 16:06:06
Yes you can use parts of the registy that applies to your cannon install. It is usually complex but I have moved Photoshop CS to Linux that way. If you know a good system then you would edit the registry keys too but still complex.

Start with telling us the exact issues maybe.


A xp repair would put a blank registry on it and leave data. Then you'd have to re-install over the applications. Some might support repair. Never easy either.

Clean install usually is a good solution.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#6
December 19, 2009 at 16:24:55
Don't even think about copying a complete registry over. You'll end up with far more problems to solve than you have at present (even if it happens to boot).

some other bloke...


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#7
December 19, 2009 at 19:10:55
... if you know/find the appropriate keys try this regscanner tool worth having!

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#8
December 20, 2009 at 05:40:47
Don't mess with the registry, first un-install and install the software that gives problems. If that does not work, try to remove "related" software. (software by same vendor, in casu : Canon), remove all that software, boot computer, re-install what you need.

THEN, and if you are prepared to accept problems, go into registry and do a wild delete on stuff that is named "Canon" (after un-installing that software)


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#9
December 20, 2009 at 14:12:10
Hey StuartS, I was wondering,

I've been trying to run a repair install on my computer, but everytime I boot from the XP cd it'll scan the computer for an existing windows but it doesnt find it.
All it comes up with is a partition which has all my data but it doesn't recognize that windows is already there.

the only options it gives me is to delete the partition and install windows....

do you know why that might be happening?


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#10
December 20, 2009 at 14:39:14
It appears you Windows installation has become so corrupted that it is beyond repair.

If that is the case all you can do is recover any data that you have and do a clean install.

However, if you can still boot into Windows here should be no reason why you can't do a repair install.

Stuart


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#11
December 20, 2009 at 16:58:37
AJ

What you are doing here and in the other post is called hijacking the thread. If you have a problem then post in the appropriate forum and give your specs and detailed information about your problem.


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#12
December 20, 2009 at 17:09:07
Whoops, I didn't notice it was not the OP asking the question otherwise he would not have got an answer. Instead he got an answer applicable to the OP which is not the best answer,

AJ. Do as OtheHill says. Start your own thread. One problem per thread is plenty .

Stuart


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#13
December 21, 2009 at 04:07:56
oh, sorry,
I just thought because it was related to the topic a little bit that it would've been fine, but yeah I apologize I didn't mean anything by it,

I'll re-ask the question in another thread....


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